Bully Stoppers: Being Cool Online

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Students achieve their best at school in safe and supportive environments, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behavior.  We put a big emphasis on making sure we provide a great environment for our students – one that promotes tolerance and is inclusive, harmonious and free from bullying.

We can work towards this goal through education in the classroom, intervention in the playground and a focus on promoting positive behavior.

With the rise of social media, bullying now occurs online, as well as in person.

Cyberbullying is just as harmful as face-to-face bullying, and online actions can have real life consequences.

Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the wider community – and the best way to tackle it is for schools, students and parents to work in partnership.

If you would like to learn more about how to support your children to build resilience and prevent bullying, visit the Bully Stoppers website for fact sheets and resources.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/parentres.aspx

Also on the website is an interesting series of ‘vodcasts’ for parents featuring Clinical Psychologist Andrew Fuller.  He is interviewed by Gail McHardy from Parents Victoria. In this series of six short interviews, Andrew discusses the role of parents in bullying prevention and the importance of building resilience in kids, see: Andrew Fuller and Parents Victoria Vodcast Series

If you have any concerns regarding your child, please contact the Wellbeing Team on 9580 1184 for advice or support.

Ann Marsh

Secondary School Nurse