National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
The Morrison Government is urging all schools in Australia to join the fight against bullying by encouraging students, teachers and school leaders to sign up for the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 15 March 2019.
The National Day of Action is a national movement against bullying and cyberbullying, giving schools the chance to empower their students to be part of the solution against bullying in their school community. It provides an opportunity to focus on bullying and the big changes everyone can make to create safer communities for everyone.
More than 4,750 schools have committed to taking action, a number which already surpasses the two million students who took part in last year’s event. However, the Morrison Government still wants to see more and more schools across Australia taking a stand against this important issue in our community.
Bullying is something we all need to be aware of, as it is an issue that is sadly affecting more and more of our children. It is also an issue that everyone in the community can do something about.
Around half of all students in Years 3 to 5 report some level of bullying, while one in five young Australians has experienced cyberbullying, according to research from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
Our Government is focused on keeping our kids safe, which means providing support and resources to combat bullies, as well as educating everyone about the impact of bullying. We want to ensure that students, teachers and school leaders have the best tools to deal with this important issue for children and young people in Australia.
Students, teachers and principals in Sturt can all take action against bullying by registering their school to take part in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
For more information and to register your school, visit www.bullyingnoway.gov.au.