Tackling bullying - a guide for parents and whānau

Information for parents and whānau on supporting their child, and working with schools on reporting and resolving bullying behaviour

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Bullying is a very serious and distressing experience.  Many children and young people carry the effects of bullying into their adult lives and relationships.

In any situation involving bullying, it is important that as adults, we listen to children and young people and help them to find the support that they need.

The aim of this guide is to provide information to parents, carers and whānau to help you respond effectively to any concerns your children and young people may have about bullying or if they are involved in an incidence of bullying.

Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone, in lots of different ways. It could be in a physical place, such as the playground, the classroom, the sports field or the park. Or it might take place online or on a mobile phone, through social media, online games or by text message. No matter where or how it happens, we all have a responsibility to make it stop.

All children and young people have the right to feel safe, secure, accepted and valued. To achieve this, boards of trustees, school leadership and staff, students and their parents and whānau all need to work together.

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Tackling Bullying - A guide for parents and whānau

This guide will help parents, whānau and schools to work together to tackle bullying behaviour. It includes information about bullying and what parents and whānau can do. There are tips for parents...