Parents Voice in Government School Education

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence: Friday 18 March

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative, connecting schools to find workable solutions to bullying and violence.

The NDA is an opportunity to bring your whole school community together to send a powerful message that bullying, and violence are not okay and to promote your school’s bullying prevention strategies.

This year’s NDA theme is Kindness Culture. Kindness is a key element for bullying prevention and promotes inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging.

Get involved

There are many ways that your school can get involved and celebrate the NDA. This year the event materials are designed to support virtual event delivery. The Bullying. No Way! website provides a virtual event toolkit for download that has everything you need to plan and promote the 2022 NDA in your school community.

The toolkit includes a range of materials to support your school’s involvement, including material to support virtual events, social media content, resources, lesson plans and classroom activities and more.

Be kind online

A new animation series is available for the 2022 NDA called Be kind online.  It encourages young people to block content, report it, and support each other if they see or experience cyberbullying.  Teachers can share these videos with students and start a conversation to help identify, understand and respond to cyberbullying.

There are four videos in the series for years 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 and are available through the 2022 NDA event toolkit.  The videos can be used to complement lesson plans and whole school activities, also available through the toolkit.

#ihaveyourback

Schools also have access to the #ihaveyourback video series which focuses on upstander behaviour to prevent and respond to bullying.  An upstander is a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied.

The series features players from the Melbourne Football Club and students from Victorian government school to send an important message about bullying.

  • To view the videos and learn more about upstander behaviour, see: #ihaveyourback.
  • For more information on bullying prevention and support, see Bully Stoppers.

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