Information for parents and whānau on supporting their child, and working with schools on reporting and resolving bullying behaviour or see below for direct links.
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.
Many factors, such as differences in learning support needs, physical velnerability, social skills challenges and intolerant social environments can increase the risk of bullying.
Raising Young Adults Online
This section looks at the challenges your young people might face online and provide links to ‘how to’ guides and expert advice to help you support them in the ever-changing digital world.
In Case of Online Negativity started as an idea from one of the founding members of Sticks ‘n Stones. They wanted to create a readily accessible online version of Sticks ‘n Stones advocates that was free and relevant and would support young people to resolve online issues and understand the tools, support and services available.
Steps you can take to keep life online positive and prevent negativity.
Cyberbullying is bullying (social and verbal bullying and physical threats) that uses digital technology in some way.
Digital Compass is the only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future.
Netsafe is New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation. Taking a technology-positive approach to the challenges digital technology presents, we work to help people in New Zealand take advantage of the opportunities available through technology by providing practical tools, support and advice for managing online challenges.
This guide has been created with the help of some of New Zealand’s favourite tech companies to help everyone enjoy the internet safely.
The Harmful Digital Communications Act.
Advice and guidance to help resolve problem sexting and revenge porn incidents.
Learn how to change the privacy settings on some of the leading social networks to control who can see what you post.
Randomly Good Stuff
Free Parenting Helpline 0800 568 856. We are here to help parents with all parenting challenges from those everyday situations to the most serious issue of child abuse.
Common Ground is a website for parents, whānau and friends – to recognise and understand the difficult situations that young people go through in their lives, and understand the support system a young person might have around them.
Change, change, change. Say goodbye to your little boy or girl: your teenager has arrived. Of course there are risks and challenges but many parents find the teenage years are fantastic.
A free and confidential service that can inform, educate, inspire and support you as you navigate your way through your family’s experience with disability.
Everything from education to healthcare, this site brings you great information to support you as you parent your teenager.
Teaching teens/rangatahi about relationships, sexuality and sexual health and responsibility encourages young people to think about their own values and make better decisions in their own relationships.
Young people’s access and exposure to online pornography is a growing concern for many parents.
Understanding consent is crucial to becoming a sexually healthy adult.
0800 299 100 for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am–5pm weekdays.
Supporting and accepting your young person’s sexual orientation is important to their wellbeing. There are a number of practical things that you can do to support your young person.
Whatever’s happened in your teenager’s life parents, you can play a key role in building resilience in them to help them move forward.Here’s 15 key factors to building teen resilience.
A useful blog by Sue Scheff, a Parent Advocate and Author.
An informative Australian based website that helps parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.
A series of short drug information videos are now available to help health professionals, youth workers and family members have conversations with young people about substance use and substance-related harm.
The Mindfulness Education Group is leading the way with high-quality professional development for educators and health professionals to teach New Zealand’s only locally developed and researched school-based mindfulness programme: Pause, Breathe, Smile.
Farmstrong is all about Healthy Thinking for farmers. The programme is a joint initiative between the Mental Health Foundation and leading rural insurer FMG with strategic partner ACC.