Respect & bullying

“Respect is the glue that holds your relationships together. Learn ways to be respectful and know what to do when somebody isn’t respectful toward you.” Kids Helpline

“Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm.” Bullying. No Way!

“Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a necessary skill for coping with the ups and downs of life and one of the key ingredients of success.” Reach Out

One in four students report being bullied every few weeks or more. (2021). source

83% of students who bully others online
also bully others in person. source

Children who bully increase their risk of later depression by 30%.source

Bullying. No Way! has resources, information and facts about bullying in Australia.

Lawstuff (Bullying at School) can provide free, confidential legal advice and and has info relevant to Tasmanian schools.

Reach has great advice in 5 Strategies for Dealing with Cyberbullying.

The Tasmanian Department of Education has information about staying safe in school.

Equal Opportunity Tasmania explains bullying, discrimination and the law.

Australian Human Rights Commission explains how to be a supportive bystander and help those being bullied. 

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has games, quizzes and videos, plus advice about how to make a complaint about cyberbullying source.

Keep It Real Online has advice for dealing with a range of situations that can happen online.

Kids Helpline (1800 551800) provides phone help anytime, any reason – it’s safe and free.

Check out our YouTube playlist for some short videos on respect & bullying.

Take a look at Bullying No Way’s Youtube channel.

Project Rockit TV: Real talk on tough topics – short videos by young people to get you thinking. Check out Project Rockit’s YouTube channel.

Tagged: Video about how it all gets out of hand when students post a rumour online.

eSafety has games, videos and advice about cyberbullying. GameOn is a series about students dealing with troubles online.

Work on being respectful in all your relationships.

Take a stand against bullying by learning how to be an active bystander:

Or report bullying

Other learning resources

A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on issues such as respect and bullying. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.

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