Schools unite against bullying and violence
More than 100,000 students across New South Wales are today taking a united stand against bullying and violence.
The students and their schools will raise awareness of policies and initiatives that encourage positive behaviour and counter bullying within their own communities, as part of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
Now in its third year, the event is growing in strength with more than 600,000 students taking part around the country. The theme for 2013 is Take a Stand Together.
Features of the National Day of Action include:
- the release of The Allen Adventure - a new free iPad app for young children
- a new section on the Bullying. No Way! website aimed at parents and educators of young children
- new curriculum materials for teachers.
The NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said: "The National Day of Action provides an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the anti-bullying initiatives and programs in schools throughout Australia, and to refocus our efforts even further to address bullying in schools".
"We need to show that bullying and violence aren't acceptable, and send that message to our young people not only today, but throughout the school year," said Mr Piccoli.