Local decisions determine your school's success. You want to select programs and approaches that provide real results for your students.
A wide range of frameworks, strategies, resources and programs which aim to counter bullying is available to schools. Some of these have a strong theoretical basis, solid evidence and are designed for sustainable implementation in schools. Others lack any theory or evidence and do not align with the educational context.
Schools want to know the approach they select will work in their school. An appropriate anti-bullying approach is one that matches your identified goals and needs and can be implemented in your school context on a sustainable basis. Only you can determine your school's strengths and needs, as well as your resources and constraints for implementing an approach.
Steps to examine programs and approaches in schools (STEPS) is for Australian schools that want a robust, transparent and comprehensive process for selecting an evidence-based anti-bullying approach that is appropriate for their school.
STEPS is also for schools that want to avoid using inappropriate and ineffective approaches or programs.
STEPS consists of:
Detailed information about each component of the STEPS framework can be found in the Guide to STEPs document.