Government resources on bullying
In 2004, legislation was introduced requiring that the framework be implemented in all Australian schools. The framework consists of a set of nationally agreed principles for a safe and supportive school environment and includes appropriate responses which schools can adopt to address issues of bullying, violence, harassment, and child abuse and neglect. See website.
Resources on bullying
Bullying. No way! Initially launched on 16 June 2002, this site includes resources from federal, state and territory government departments and agencies, and from the private education sector.
Dr Ken Rigby's Publications on bullying in schools web page is an excellent Australian resource about bullying in schools and how it can be stopped. It contains current research in bullying as well as details of publications and a wide range of other resources on the topic.
National Child Protection Clearinghouse
This clearinghouse based at the Australian Institute for Family Studies, maintains a comprehensive bibiliography of bullying resources.
National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC), in conjunction with Workcover, established a help line for young people who face bullying and violence at work. This service has been developed to assist young people and to help raise awareness among bosses of their responsibilities. The number for the help line is 13 10 50 (within Australia).
Overseas bullying resources
In the UK, Kidscape is a charity established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key, and provides individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. The charity works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them. It offers:
- a helpline with support and advice to parents of bullied children
- booklets, literature, posters, training guides and educational videos on bullying, child protection and parenting
- a national comprehensive training program on child safety and behaviour management issues
- advice and research
- confidence-building sessions for children who are bullied.
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