Resources for children and young people

Videos, books and other resources for children and young people about bullying and what to do about it.

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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.

Letz Lead

Can You Relate?

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‘Pause, think, act – don’t react’

Use the book includes a series of thought-provoking images, inspirational quotes and activities to use a conversation starter and to explore your own feelings about bullying – to.

The full Letz Lead book and CD is currently available for a small charge as part of the Youth Enterprise Scheme. Profits will go to Youthline and Kids Can. Email: HBRPLetzLead@corrections.govt.nz to find out more.

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Pause, think, act - don't react

Tacking bullying head on with BNZ Crusaders Captain Sam Whitelock

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 children's story book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses, Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage(external link).

Help I'm being bullied

Let's talk about it: with BNZ Crusaders Captain Sam Whitelock.

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Help! I see someone being bullied

Let's talk about it: with BNZ Crusaders Captain Sam Whitelock.

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Help! I'm bullying others

Let's talk about it: with BNZ Crusaders Captain Sam Whitelock.

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Join Oat the Goat on his epic journey

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Discover the power of kindness with Oat the Goat

Oat the Goat is 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 intereactive experience with their parents, whānau, family, teacher or peers. This engaging pick-a-path digital 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 activities to use at home or in the classroom.

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Oti te Nanekoti set of colouring sheets

Fun activity to support the Oti te Nanekoti te reo Māori digital story book.

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Oat the Goat set of colouring sheets

Fun activity to support the Oat the Goat digital story book.

Books for younger children

For younger children, there are a number of books on bullying you can get from your local library that you can read together.

Check out:

  • Te Taniwha i te Kura by Tim Tipene
  • Taming the Taniwha by Tim Tipene
  • Back Off Bully by Mark Dobson
  • Marvin and the Mean Words by Suzy Kline
  • Words are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick
  • Oat the Goat — online story that helps children learn the power of kindness

Videos: young people talk about bullying

Watch young people talk about bullying behaviour and what's important to them.

Includes winning entries from the annual Bullying-Free NZ Competition.

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