What is bullying?

Bullying occurs when words or actions are repeatedly used to harm someone’s wellbeing. While there are times when we can all accidentally say or do things that are hurtful to others, it’s important to understand that bullying is a deliberate behaviour. It’s done on purpose to make a person feel intimidated, threatened or powerless, and is often ongoing.

How does it impact your school?

With the increase in social media usage, bullying has extended into students' online worlds, meaning if they're being affected, they sometimes feel like there's no escape from it.

Bullying in schools is a critical issue as it can lead to negative impacts for the person being bullied, bystanders, the person doing the bullying, and the school as a whole. Almost all young people are affected by bullying behaviour, either through experiencing it or engaging in it themselves, or through witnessing someone being bullied.

A whole-school approach recognises the effects of bullying in school, and that all members of the school community play a role in preventing bullying behaviour. Encouraging respectful relationships among students, positive family relationships and support from friends and others can reduce the negative consequences of bullying in schools.

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Classroom resources

Designed to be engaging and relevant to your students.

Understanding bullying

Students will understand what constitutes bullying, its impact and how to access support.


60 minutes

Respect - what does it mean to me?

As a way to prevent bullying, students learn how to establish and maintain respectful relationships.


60 minutes

Standing up to bullying behaviour

Students learn practical strategies for standing up against bullying behaviour in a safe and respectful way.


60 minutes

Student ideas to address bullying

Students engage in whole-school action planning to promote respectful relationships.


60 minutes

Wellbeing Fives

Energise, refocus and develop wellbeing in your students in 5 minutes.

Where do I feel like I belong?

Students explore places where they belong as a way to improve their mental health and wellbeing.


5 minutes

Effective communication skills to combat bullying

Students develop effective communication strategies to stand up to bullying through self reflection.


5 minutes

Connecting with your classmates

Students learn quick ways to build connections with their classmates.


5 minutes

Random acts of kindness

Improve student wellbeing through spreading kindness. It is the opposite of bullying, as it helps another person feel good.


5 minutes

Step up to stop bullying

Students learn quick tips for standing up to bullying in a safe and respectful way.


5 minutes

How talking helps

Students hear from young people who have experienced bullying and how talking helped them during that challenging time.


5 minutes

Choose your response

Students learn helpful hints on how to respond when they are being bullied.


5 minutes

Ways to take care of yourself

Students explore different ways they can take care of themselves to reduce stress levels and increase positivity.


5 minutes

Resources for parents and carers

Share with parents and carers to support a whole school approach to student wellbeing.

What to do if your teen is being bullied

Ideas for parents to help their teen understand bullying and the kinds of things that will help them cope and respond.

Help your teen open up about bullying

Ideas for parents to help their teen to open up to teachers, especially about bullying.

Tackling bullying with problem solving skills

A practical guide to developing your teen’s problem-solving skills when it comes to bullying.

Advice from a psychologist: bullying

Psychologist explains the impact of bullying, what to look out for and what parents can do.

Resources for students

Engaging and reliable content for young people to support their wellbeing. 

About bullying

If you're being bullied, it's normal to feel like you can't do anything to stop it. As bad as it feels, there are some things you can do, and people who can help.

Being a bystander

If you witness someone getting bullied, chances are you feel bad for them and wish you could do something. When someone else steps in, the bullying often stops.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying can be especially horrible because it's often public, hard to take down and 'switching off' isn't as simple as it sounds.

I've been called a bully

If someone's accused you of bullying, it's worth stopping and having a really honest think about your behaviour. Do you know what the line is between teasing and bullying?