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  • COVID-19 and bullying and more information about cyberbullying.

  • Check out our guide, Student Voice, that sets out the importance of student voice in finding solutions to bullying and promoting good practice in student participation.

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  • Check out the revised edition of the Ministry of Education's online Behaviour and Learning guide. It provides guidance for building positive relationships and developing a safe and caring culture, and supports emotional wellbeing and positive mental health.

  • Take a look at He Māpuna te Tamaiti, published by the Ministry of Education. It helps early childhood centre kaiako and junior school teachers develop young children's social and emotional skills.

Together we can prevent bullying in Aotearoa

Information, resources and tools to help build a safe, bullying-free environment

Information to help you understand bullying and support your child

Know what bullying is, get help and take action

What's new?

Ending rainbow-based bullying and discrimination: a new resource for schools [PDF, 2 MB] is a interactive workbook created by InsideOUT with the support of the Ministry of Education to help schools address and prevent the different types of bullying that takatāpui and rainbow young people across Aotearoa New Zealand have told us they experience.

Kauwhata Reo(external link) or Mental Health Education Guide(external link) now available on TKI and they will be distributed to kura and schools in Term 4. 

Our Kind of School Report 2021(external link) was a collaboration between the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and The Ministry of Education, supported by the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group.

Social and Emotional Learning(external link) (SEL)– Resource collections developed by the Ministry of Education.

Bullying-Free NZ waiata - We Tumeke

Last year 2022, we have had the honour to work with Henare Kaa and his year 13 students from Rangi Ruru Girls' School. They have written, composed and produced ‘We Tumeke’ our beautiful official waiata anthem. Give it a listen, and maybe try sing it yourself or even get inspired to create your own TikTok dance just like the one performed by ākonga from Rangi Ruru Girls' School(external link)

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Tackling bullying

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 and English Oat The Goat – The Story – MoE ( link)

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

BFNZ Week resources

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 series of videos to get kids talking about bullying and what they can do about it.

There are three videos Help! I'm being bullied, Help! I see someone being bullied, and Help! I'm bullying others. Watch them on our resources for children and young people page.

Help! I'm being bullied
Let's talk about it: with BNZ Crusaders Captain Sam Whitelock

Crusader videos

BPAG members

Letz Lead!

A group of young men in the youth unit at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison have developed an anti-bullying book and CD as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) entry. Their youth-led resource “Can You Relate?”, is more than a book with raps. It tells the story from the point of view of a bully and the person being bullied, and uses kaupapa values and whakatauki to start conversations around feelings and emotions.

Some of the group have experience of both being bullied and being the bully. They want to reach out to other youth and schools so they can tell them they’re not alone.

Find out more about Letz Lead.

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