- 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.
- The Crusaders get behind Bullying-Free NZ Week! Check out the new series of videos on our home page below…
- This year's Bullying-Free NZ Week Competition is now closed (closing date FRIDAY 1 JUNE). Winners will be announced by the end of June...
- 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.
Together we can prevent bullying in Aotearoa
The BNZ 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.
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 www.otitenanekoti.co.nz (external link)
Experience the book in English www.oatthegoat.co.nz (external link)
Discover Oat the Goat resources and activities to use at home or in the classroom.
BFNZ Week resources
Bullying-Free NZ Week FREE school activity pack
Bullying prevention is an ongoing focus. Use the resources in this year's activity pack to support work all year round.
POSTERS for primary & intermediate schools
Use this set of four posters to help students understand what bullying is and what they can do about it. Includes spaces to add what you do at your school.
Bullying-Free NZ School Framework
Find out more about the nine elements of an effective approach to preventing and responding to bullying and how schools can build them into their bullying prevention initiatives.
Tackling Bullying - A guide for parents and whānau
This guide will help parents, whānau and schools to work together to tackle bulling behaviour. It includes information about bullying and what parents and whānau can do.
Tackling bullying - A guide for Boards of Trustees
This guide will help Boards of Trustees build on good practice and identify actions for their school and its needs.
Bullying prevention workshops
Bullying prevention workshops. 10 professional learning and development workshops designed to support schools as they develop or review their policy on bullying behaviour.
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.
What children tell us
Read more about child and youth voices on bullying in Aotearoa. The Office of Children's Commissioner's Mai World work emphasises the importance of youth voice. Through the project we listen to young people, within their whānau, community, society, within their world.
Bullying is often hidden from adults, with school staff often only seeing and hearing a small percentage of what's really happening. Gathering data from students is important to determine the level and type of bullying that occurs, whether existing efforts are working, and get a full picture of what's going on, rather than rely on how things appear on the surface. The Wellbeing@School student survey is currently free of charge to schools.
The Netsafe Kit for schools
The Netsafe Kit helps schools to address student online safety and support digital citizenship. Following expert consultation, the fourth version of the Netsafe Kit details seven steps required to produce a safe learning environment with digital citizenship at its core.