Below are some of our favourite organisations and programs that are working to create more inclusive and safe communities to reduce bullying.
We try to find resources that are highly engaging for young people and meet 3 goals: they’re cool, they’re quality and they’re effective. We also love resources that have an artistic or tech edge to them.
We hope you find these helpful!
FOR ALL SCHOOLS
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Accordingly, our mission is to encourage and equip everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”
R U OK? has heaps of resources on their website including this super helpful Guide on how to ask R U OK?
What You Say Matters is a comprehensive resource within the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Racism. It Stops With Me Campaign which aims to reduce racism through awareness, education, and empowering people to prevent & respond effectively to racism.
The Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit is a specially designed toolkit for parents, teachers and students dealing with bullying and children with special needs. Designed by the U.S. National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), AbilityPath, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Autism Speaks & The BULLY Project.
FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Daisy Chain is a stunning animated short film narrated by Kate Winslet. Created by Galvin Scott Davis, the tale follows Buttercup Bree as she builds resilience using her daisy chains to spread a message of togetherness to those who are bullying her.
The resources are designed to encourage conversation between adults & children about bullying.
Watch the animation & check out the website here
I Am Jack is a play by MonkeyBaa Theatre Company adapted from the book by Susanne Gervay. Jack is smart and funny and eleven years old. Jack is also being bullied and needs help. ‘I Am Jack’ focuses on the often overlooked insidious taunting and teasing that kids who bully are so adept at inflicting on those that they bully.
Check out the Teacher Resource for Years 3-7 and find out more about the production on Monkey Baa Theatre’s Website.
The BULLY Project together with Ad Council, Aol. Facebook, Free To Be Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The U.S. Department of Eduation, The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention put together this interactive resource to help parents have conversations with their children and empower parents to stand up for their children effectively. Check it out here.
Love is Louder’s BULLY Discussion Guide for Parents has been created with Jed Foundation & MTV to help support you with talking to your kids about the issues that are raised in the film BULLY.
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has heaps of resources for individuals, parents and schools to help you and young people stay safe online. You can check out more here.
Mental Health & Support for Young People
DOWNLOADS FROM THE BULLY PROJECT
Watching BULLY• A Guide to the Film BULLY
• Take Action Postcard
• Whole School Screening Guide
For Parents• Parent Action Toolkit
• Love is Louder Discussion Guide for Parents
• Bullying Among Young Children Guide for parents
• 10 Tips for parents
• 10 questions parents can ask primary schools
• 10 questions parents can ask high schools
• When the advice is ineffective
• Cyberbullying tips for families
• Creating just and caring communities
Learn about bullying & SEL• 1 Creating a safe and reflective environment
• 2 Social and emotional learning
• 3 Social ecological perspectives on bullying
• 4 The Connection Between SEL & Bullying
• 5 SEL & Bullying Facts
• 6 Applying an SEL Framework to bullying
• 7 Why are bystanders so reluctant to come forward?
• 8 Bullying and Suicide
• 9 Tools For Parents