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Steps to a bullying-free school

Learning how to understand those who are different from oneself is at the heart of Te Awa School’s bullying prevention culture.

Steps to a bullying-free school, Education Gazette, Volume 98, Number 7(external link)

The Paper Doll Project

An initiative conceived by two Papamoa students aims to promote acceptance and diversity in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

The Paper Doll Project, Education Gazette, Volume 98, Number 6(external link)

Students say what makes a good life

More than 6,000 young Kiwis have identified in a recently released report what wellbeing means to them.

Letz Lead: Young prison team leads anti-bullying campaign

Behind prison walls, a team of young men has created an award-winning resource to start conversations about an important issue.

Young prison team leads anti-bullying campaign, Education Gazette, Volume 98, Number 3(external link)

Instagram and Netsafe release guide for NZ parents

A Parent's Guide to Instagram (external link)is an initiative by the social media giant and online safety organisation Netsafe. It gives parents tips to help their children protect themselves online - whether they have 20 followers or 200,000.

NZ Herald, 5 February 2019(external link)

Too much pressure on young people to be happy

The messages young people see and hear about happiness can affect their mental health. The author of Stuff That Sucks says it is okay to experience emotions that are sometimes difficult and we can learn ways to help ourselves through.

Too much pressure on young people to be happy, Education Gazette editors, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 22(external link)

Student-led approach to bullying prevention getting results internationally

The head of a successful anti-bullying campaign in British schools recently visited Auckland to talk about the key strategy behind the campaign and how it is turning the tide.

Embracing differences key to anti-bullying campaign, Education Gazette,  ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 19(external link)

Creating safer online environments

The free Netsafe Kit, part of the new 2018 Netsafe Schools Programme, can help teachers and schools to understand and address the behaviours that cause online bullying.

Creating safer online environments, Education Gazette, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 19(external link)

Embrace it!

A new campaign developed by students at Thames High School aims to remove the power from bullies by nurturing confidence and self-esteem in those they target.

Embracing differences key to anti-bullying campaign, Education Gazette,  ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 18(external link)

Five ways to improve student wellbeing

The Mental Health Foundation is encouraging teachers to plan activities throughout the year to improve students’ wellbeing.

Five ways to improve student wellbeing, Education Gazette, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 18(external link)

Testing the new Sparklers resource

Students at Breens Intermediate School were the first to test the new Sparklers resources for Year 7 and 8 students, and the school is noticing a difference.

New wellbeing resource sparks students’ engagement with school, Education Gazette, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 18(external link)

Students link wellbeing to learning

Earlier this year, a report looking at the emotional wellbeing of students was released as part of the ‘Education matters to me’ series.

Students link emotional wellbeing to learning, Education Gazette, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 16(external link)

Student-led drive to stop bullying

After student voice captured in their Wellbeing@school survey identified bullying as a major concern, Kaitaia College have developed a student-led intiative to change school culture permanently.

Student-led drive to stop bullying in Far North, Education Gazette, ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 15(external link)

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