Latest Announcements

  • Congratulations to all this year's Bullying-Free NZ Competition winners! Check out the details below...
  • Tackle bullying head on with Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage, a new children's book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses. Check out details below.
  • The Crusaders get in behind Bullying-Free NZ!... check out Sam Whitelock talking about what young people can do about bullying on the home page below
  • Talking about the power of kindness to tackle bullying: go on a journey with Oat the Goat, a new digital story book for 4-7 year olds and parents to read together.
  • Bullying-Free NZ Week 2018 ran from 14 - 18 May. Dates for Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 will be announced at the start of Term 4 in October 2018.

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Bullying-Free NZ Awards 2018

We asked schools and students to use creative media to depict their interpretation of the theme Let's Talk About It!  

Congratulations to all our exceptional winners and others that received a Special Merit or were Highly Commended! And a big shout out to our two amazing Bullying Prevention Superstars!

Check out the entries and be inspired! All the winners are great examples of student voice, classroom activities, and the fantastic work of these schools in bullying prevention.

'Fake': Wentworth College Choir, Auckland
Winner: Intermediate, Performance

Tackling Bullying head on: Bayleys Crusaders get behind Bullying-Free NZ

Showing how the whole community can get involved to help combat bullying

The BNZ Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock and sponsors Bayleys Canterbury have teamed up on a new series of videos to get kids talking about bullying and what they can do about it.

And take a look at a new children's story book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses, Ace:  A Horsey Tail of Courage. (external link)

Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage
from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses.

Crusader videos

Join Oat the Goat on his epic journey

Check out Oat the Goat a FREE, interactive, online story book, designed to help 4-7 year olds learn about the power of kindness and make the right decision through a positive interactive experience with their parents, whānau, family, teacher or peers. This exciting story follows Oat the Goat as he embarks upon the adventure of his life through native, animated New Zealand landscapes.

Experience the book in te reo Māori (external link)

Experience the book in English (external link)

Discover Oat the Goat resources and activities to use at home or in the classroom.

BFNZ Week resources

Tackling bullying

Why kids don't talk

Bullying can have a huge impact on children’s mental health and wellbeing. But kids can be reluctant to talk, and it’s not always an easy topic to discuss. Knowing why children clam-up and what adults can do about it can help change the conversation.

Experienced guidance counsellor Nicole Macquet shares her tips on talking to kids about bullying. She has worked for 20 years as a teacher and school guidance counsellor, mediating with students, families and schools on wellbeing, including bullying issues. 

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