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.
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.
Also see Dr. Rigby's book on bullying (reviewed on this website).
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).
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.
The Kids Help Line have published a "Bullying" information sheet.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association provides tips for managing mobile phone bullying at: http://www.amta.org.au
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Cyberbullying: A TAFE perspective, by Barbara Reeckman & Laine Cannard
v.28, n.2, 2009, pp.41-49. View summary | Full text: HTML | PDF
Cyberbullying: An ethnographic case study of one Australian upper primary school class
v.27, n.4, 2008, pp.50-57. Summary(View summary)
Just boys being boys'?
v.25, n.3, 2006, pp.26-33.
Shoko Yoneyama & Ken Rigby
v.25, n.3, 2006, pp.34-41.
Nonviolence as a framework for youth work practice, by Graeme Stuart.
v.23, n.3, 2004, pp.26-32.
Violent teenage deaths: Do they fit childhood or adult scenarios?,
by Ruth Lawrence and Toby Fattore
v. 23, n.3, 2004, pp.33-39.
Teens in cyberspace: Do they encounter friend or foe? by Michele Fleming and Debra Rickwood
v. 23, n.3, 2004, pp.46-50.
Students as bystanders to sexual coercion: How would they react and why?, by Ken Rigby and Bruce Johnson.
v.23, n.2, 2004, pp.11-16.
Reflections on youth violence, by Howard Sercombe
v.22, n.1, 2003, pp.25-30.
Socioeconomic status and youth aggression in Australia, by Hellene Demosthenous, Thierry Bouhours and Catherine Demosthenous
v.21, n.4, 2002, pp.11-15.
To tell or not to tell: The victimised student's dilemma, by Ken Rigby and Alan Barnes
v.21, n.3, 2002, pp.33-36.
Bullying at school: Secondary students' experiences of bullying at school and their suggestions for dealing with it, by Karen Nairn and Anne Smith
v.21, n.3, 2002, pp.37-44.
Violence within relationships: What young people have to say, by C. Smith
v.18, n.3, 1999, pp.18-24.
Conflict resolution and non-violence workshops with young people, by G. Stuart
v.18, n.2, 1999, pp.37-41.
Peer relations at school and the health of adolescents, by K. Rigby.
v.17, n.1, 1998, pp.13-17.
Young men, violence and social health, by R. White.
v.16, n.1, 1997, pp.31-37.
Youth violence and the limits of moral panic, by S. Tomsen.
v.16, n.1, 1997, pp.25-30.
Care and connection: Responding to young mothers' experience of violence, by K. Healy.
v.14, n.1, 1995, pp.46-51.
Life at school used to be good: Victimisation and health concerns of secondary school students, by, p.T. Slee.
v.13, n.4, 1994, pp.20-23.