Bullying and Harassment
What is bullying?
What is bullying?
Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or conflict that occur between friends or classmates. What’s the difference?
Getting picked on so much, it’s wearing you down
Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to feel safe there are many different kinds of bullying.
It’s easy to assume everyone knows what bullying is - often the term bullying is used to describe other aggressive behaviour.
The three main types of bullying and overt/covert bullying
Bullying isn't good for anyone. It has a detrimental impact on students' health, wellbeing and learning, and effects the whole school community.
Bullying incidents generally involve three different roles: initiators, targets, and bystanders.
Any student, through no fault of their own, may be a target of bullying.
There is no doubt that bullying is a serious issue that all schools face and every school has its own processes for reporting, recording and responding to bullying.
Supporting and Guidance
Sticks 'n Stones are NZ's multi award winning, authentically youth led bullying prevention organisation. We are on a mission - To create a New Zealand where we are all respected and accepted for who we are.
Project Positive is a campaign promoting positivity online and off. We all have the power to make someone’s day brighter! One person at a time, we can play our part and connect our efforts to make a real difference.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to help a friend who is being bullied online. Here’s five ideas to get you started
Drama and gossip can feel like a part of life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If someone is bullying or harassing you online you can ask us for help and advice – no matter what your situation is.
Bullying can be tough to deal with. Find out how to deal with it and the help available.
If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them. Kia kaha.
Research shows that people are most likely to turn to close friends or family for support. So you could be that person for your friend. And you don’t have to act differently. Just be yourself.
Real teens talk out.
Ideas for taking action against bullying.
Bullying Free NZ Week
Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 ran from Monday 14 May through to Pink Shirt Day Friday 18 May. See how schools throughout New Zealand took part in Bullying-Free NZ Week and Pink Shirt Day 2018.
Pink Shirt Day
Speak Up and Stand Together to Stop Bullying by celebrating Pink Shirt Day!