First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Treaties are negotiated by governments. Peace is made by people.
Bullying. No Way!: find resources, information and facts about bullying which are relevant to Australia.
Lawstuff (Bullying at School): this page is based on the law about bullying at public schools in Tasmania and is easy to read and navigate.
Reach Out.com: a fact sheet on cyber bullying; what it is, what it looks like, how it affects people and what you can do about it.
Australian Human Rights Commission: supportive bystanders help protect and support those being bullied. Find out more about being a supportive bystander.
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner: games, quizzes and videos, plus advice about how to make a complaint about cyberbullying.
Kids Helpline: tips and information about bullying and cyberbullying. Get help, ask questions and find support (phone, email, webchat); it’s safe and free.
Bullying UK: make decisions in the interactive anti bullying video, design a poster and submit it to the gallery, and view the resources- there’s heaps of useful advice.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP): interesting current reports such as the Global Peace Index, Global Terrorism Index and the Positive Peace Report. The Building Blocks of Peace is an excellent, downloadable resource for younger students. Vision of Humanity presents the IEP reports in a user-friendly form, with interactive maps.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: most suited to tertiary students but younger students may find interesting statistics and maps regarding the cost of military spending across the world, the arms trade and armed conflicts (see the SIPRI Yearbook).
Australian Red Cross: Even wars have laws. This section of the site explains International Humanitarian Law, which protects people who are not taking part in the fighting.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines: a thorough examination of landmines and their history. The ICBL campaigns for a world free of antipersonnel landmines.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: get the facts about nuclear weapons and this global campaign.
All That We Share: we we have more in common than what we think (3 min video).
The Line relationship videos: each video has multiple endings, so you can choose what the characters do next and see what happens.
Kids Helpline, Reach Out Australia and the ABC have developed the bullying support portal which provides bullying support; digital self-help and peer-to-peer forums.
My Great Big Adventure – Prejudice: 15 minute episode of this highly recommended Australian series.
Britain’s Got Talent – anti-bullying rap: 8½ minute video.
Anti-bullying video (Wollongong): 3.5 minutes
Breaking Down the Door Day: see how one young person can bust stereotypes in a small town.
Most shocking second a day: a young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video. This is what war can do to children.
Stand Out: Against Homophobia in Schools Australia: 5½ minute video about Australian students who are making a change in their schools.
Winning Peace: a short film clip.
Hammoudi tells how he has been affected by violence in Lebanon (9.25 min).
Knock Knock, Who’s There?: what would you do to stop domestic abuse in your neighbourhood?
Global Peace Index map: illustrates the level of peace in 162 countries.
Tagged: what you do online can affect your whole world.
Mapping Worlds: learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select Politics/War & Conflict and watch the map re-size according to the statistics.
Reach Out: pitch in to help others, join the conversations, share the knowledge.
Act for Peace: campaign for change.
Peace One Day: download ‘The Peace Day Anthem’, organise something for Peace Day, share the website and raise awareness.
Youth4Peace supports young people’s participation in peace-building. Sign up and join the Youth4Peace community to have your say, share, and create.
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on peace and conflict issues – from bullying through to global conflict. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.