The curriculum and bullying
A well-planned curriculum makes safe and supportive environments and relationships part of students' formal learning.
A comprehensive and coordinated curriculum across the whole school can play a significant role in preventing bullying.
Three sources of information inform the development of curriculum relevant to bullying and to enhancing social-emotional skills, conflict resolution skills, and safety and wellbeing.
The Australian Curriculum provides the framework for your school's anti-bullying teaching and learning activities.
The topics of bullying, resolving conflict and overcoming interpersonal issues can be explored in many curriculum areas. The sections specifically relevant to learning about bullying are:
Early Years Learning Framework
For early childhood educators, the
Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles and practices that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, including their social and emotional learning.
National Safe schools Framework
National Safe Schools Framework (PDF, 2.7MB) outlines the components of a 'safe school' curriculum which
encompasses well-being, personal development, personal safety and understanding social interactions.
The content below is taken directly from
Element 6: Engagement, skill development and safe school curriculum of the National Safe Schools Framework.
- Key Characteristic 6.3: Teaching of skills and understandings to promote cybersafety and for countering harassment, aggression, violence and bullying
- Key Characteristic 6.4 :Teaching of skills and understandings related to personal safety and protective behaviours
- Key Characteristic 6.5: Teaching of social and emotional skills (e.g. listening, negotiation, sharing, empathic responding) in all subjects and across all year level.