Get involved in your school
School staff can do a great deal to prevent bullying and protect students, but they can't do it alone.
Young people have a major role to play in preventing bullying at school.
Students can talk about their views and experiences of bullying, so the school staff can understand the situation better. Students can also help to identify real-life challenges to stopping bullying and bring fresh ideas about how to prevent it.
If you want to get more involved, make an appointment with your school principal or another appropriate staff member to talk about practical ways students can be involved in preventing bullying.
Ask how you could be involved in:
You can also ask your school about participating in the annual anti-bullying campaign for Australian schools, the
National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
School bullying prevention projects
Guide for senior students: Running a bullying prevention project in your school (PDF 634KB),
(Word version DOCX 550KB) provides information and resources for student leaders in Years 10 to 12 who want to run a bullying prevention project or campaign in their school.
The Guide will help you be able to:
- recognise bullying when it’s happening – whether in-person or online
- promote effective ways to prevent and respond to bullying among students
- involve other students in a bullying prevention project or campaign
- work with partners, including school staff, community organisations and the media
- evaluate and give the school feedback about your bullying project.
Another way you can get involved is to learn more about bullying through your school projects. If you have a project with a focus on bullying, check our our student school project outlines for useful information and advice.
Student school project outline - Years 5-7 (PDF 95KB)
Word version (DOCX 100KB)
Student school project outline - Years 8-10 (PDF 96KB)
Word version (DOCX 102KB)