Bullying prevention

Creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment requires a whole-school approach to positive behaviour so that all forms of bullying, aggression and violence can be prevented.

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Level

Primary

  • Teach respectful behaviours
  • Monitor safety and wellbeing policies
  • Respect and value diversity
  • Collaborate with students and parents

Respectful relationships

This primary prevention initiative aims to promote positive attitudes, behaviours and equality within the school community. Provide learning opportunities that develop social and emotional skills in Australian children and young people.

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Level

Primary

  • Find out what students think of this initiative
  • Watch primary teachers in action
  • Find practical resources for F–6
  • Access free online professional learning

Responsible decision-making

Helping students to develop and practise skills for effective, responsible and ethical decision-making equips them for learning and life.

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Level

Primary

  • Teach decision-making skills
  • Provide authentic opportunities for students
  • Value student decision-making
  • Collaborate to build a cohesive school

Respectful relationships: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Find resources designed to be used with students from one or more Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Find resources that feature Aboriginal young people
  • Learn more about using a strengths-based approach
  • Look at what the research in this area is telling us

Respectful relationships: Students of CALD backgrounds

The topics and activities within respectful relationships education demand an understanding of the particular needs and contexts of your students and their communities.

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Level

Primary/Secondary

  • Balance culturally sensitive practice with the aims of the respectful relationships education initiative
  • Find a great resource for CALD students
  • Explore what the research in this area is telling us

Respectful relationships: Students with disability - Primary

Find resources with a respectful relationships focus designed to be used with students with disability. Respectful relationships education uses a strengths-based approach with all students.

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Level

Primary

  • Access resources that can be used across age groups to teach this content
  • Learn more about using a strengths-based approach
  • Explore what the research in this area is telling us

Mental and physical wellbeing

Schools play a vital role in promoting the social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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Level

Primary

  • Support students to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Promote exercise and nutrition for wellbeing
  • Promote social and emotional skills
  • Monitor and evaluate student and staff wellbeing and engagement
  • Involve students in their own social and emotional development
  • Collaborate with parents to support student health and wellbeing

Diversity and inclusion

A supportive, welcoming and inclusive school culture fosters connectedness and a sense of belonging. Respecting the diversity and unique contributions of every member of the school community builds understanding and is the basis for respectful relationships.

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Level

Primary

  • Celebrate the diversity of the school community
  • Teach and model values and inclusive behaviours
  • Build caring, respectful relationships across the school community
  • Enhance student and staff social and emotional wellbeing

Online safety

Schools have an important role to play in building students’ understanding of online safety.

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Level

Primary

  • Whole-school collaboration on safe internet policies
  • Counter cyberbullying
  • Encourage respectful digital citizenship