Spotlight on Bullying

Students at schools across the region today are being encouraged to join with their counterparts right around the country to say “Bullying-No WAY.”

bullyingIt’s the 7th Annual Action against Bullying and Violence day today.

1810 schools and 840,000 students are participating with an aim to ‘open the door to discussion that bullying is never OK.”

Chair of the Education Council, Minister Jeremy Rockliff, says bullying and violence have no place in schools or outside of schools.

“When we see bullying happening, we can take a stand together to say Bullying. No Way!”.

Schools have access to a variety of engaging lesson plans, resources, classroom activities and materials on the website www.bullyingnoway.gov.au to support students in saying no to bullying.

As part of the National Day of Action more than 136,000 stars are being created, as a colourful way to show a school’s commitment to ending all forms of violence.

Each star woven will contribute to a striking one million stars installation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in support of Embracing 2018 and the One Million Stars to End Violence project.

The Minister is calling on the nation to model positive behaviours for young people.

“We need to ensure we are working together in school communities to create environments where every student feels safe and supported.”

Schools have access to a variety of engaging lesson plans, resources, classroom activities and materials on the website www.bullyingnoway.gov.au to support students in saying no to bullying.