These documents provide helpful advice regarding safe and appropriate behaviour.
Being rejected and ostracised can hurt. Developing friendship skills at school may help young people to navigate relationships throughout their lives.
When a young person engages in bullying behaviour we can help them to learn more positive ways of relating to people.
Ways to deal with bullying have been the subject of much research. We now know some of the things that work and some of the things that don’t.
The skills of communicating well and getting along with others are very important and can be improved with practice.
Everyone has a part to play in developing a positive culture.
Bullying is common for young people who are same sex attracted or for those who don't behave according to gender stereotypes.
Cyberbullying can be pervasive and incessant.
Brodie’s law can apply to all forms of serious bullying.
Even friends don’t treat each other well all the time.
Be careful that what is ‘joking’ to you is not hurtful to someone else.
Friendships are built on what you do online and offline.
Most of us want to feel we belong and be part of a friendship group.