Helpful resources

Australian resources

So you got naked online - sexting resource

So you got naked online... is a resource that offers children, young people and parents advice and provides strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents. The resource covers topics such as:

  • What is sexting and can it happen accidentally?
  • Trust and friendship - considering what is appropriate to share and with whom.
  • How images or videos can be shared online and what websites they might end up on.
  • Will this affect your online reputation and your future?
  • How to ask your parents for help.
  • Where to seek further advice and support.

So you got naked online was developed by The Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner in partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, South West Grid for Learning and Cybersafe Kids.

To download a copy of the resource, see So You Got Naked Online - A Resource on Sexting (pdf - 1.76mb)


The Kids Matter website provides schools with the background knowledge required to implement free KidsMatter professional development events within their schools.


The Mind Matters website provides schools with the background knowledge required to implement free MindMatter professional development events within their school.

National Safe School Framework

The national safe schools frameworkprovides Australian schools with a vision and a set of guiding principles that assist school communities to take a proactive whole-school approach to develop effective student safety and wellbeing policies.

Student Wellbeing Hub

The Student Wellbeing Hub (formerly Safe Schools Hub) provides information, advice and best-practice approaches to address bullying. The Hub reflects the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to being responsive to important issues affecting today’s schools as they build and sustain positive, respectful and supportive teaching and learning communities.

Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study

This Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study - Executive Summary report aims to shed new light on covert bullying among school-age children, with the ultimate goal of identifying feasible, effective and sustainable policies and practices to address this phenomenon.

Shared Concern Method

This report evaluates the effectiveness of the Method of Shared Concern approach to addressing bullying in the Australian schooling context.

Bullying. No Way!

The Bullying. No way! website provides students, parents and teachers with information about bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in schools.

National Centre Against Bullying

The National Centre Against Bullying website includes research, resources, reports and information on childhood bullying and strategies to create safer schools and communities.


The eSafety website provides a range of different age-appropriate resources, for students, parents and teachers, designed to raise awareness of cyber security in students.

Reach Out

The Reach Out website assists children and young people on a broad range of issues including mental health and wellbeing, bullying, and family and peer relationships.

Story of Jack

This website presents the ‘Story of Jack’ - is a short film that concentrates on the life of a boy who is bullied.

Rewrite Your Story

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner's Rewrite Your Story is a national youth-focused initiative that explores cyberbullying and other online issues faced by young people.

Bullying: Preventing and responding to student bullying in schools policy

This section of the NSW education's website details the requirements for preventing and responding to student bullying in NSW government schools.

A to Z Parent Resources: Bullying

The Complete parent and carer guide to bullying section in the School A to Z parents guide provides students, parents and teachers with information about bullying in schools.

Anti-bullying Plan Template

The Education and Communities website has a range of documents on their Implementation document summary page including planning templates.

Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools

This policy page in the Education and Communities website includes links to useful documents under the Implementation Documents heading, including Bullying of Students - Prevention and Response Policy guidelines and under related information, Bias Based Bullying.

Child Protection

The Victorian Government has produced a suite of resources to help schools implement the Child Safe Standards.

Brodie’s Law

This section of the Victorian Department of Justice website outlines Victoria’s anti-bullying legislation, known as Brodie’s Law.


The eSmart website is an easy-to-use, evidence-based system that assists school communities to manage and deal with cyberbullying. eSmart is available to all Victorian government schools at no charge, and 300 selected Catholic and Independent schools.

School Policy and Advisory Guide: Duty of Care

The duty of care section of the website explains the nature of the legal duties owed by teachers and school staff toward students.

Student engagement and inclusion guidance

Find information on create safe and supportive school environments and develop a student engagement policy.


reword was developed by Leo Burnett Melbourne in partnership with headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation to combat online bullying.

reword is a free tool influenced by the simplicity of a spell checker, that has a unique ability to change online behaviour by stopping insults before they are posted online.

Click Against Hate

Click Against Hate is a free program for students in years 5-6 and years 7-10. The program focuses on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate.

International organisations and resources

Conflict Resolution Network

An independent civil society organisation originally founded under the auspices of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA). Includes a broad range of information about conflict resolution, resources, materials and downloads.

Bullying UK

This website provides students, parents and teachers with information about bullying.

Kidscape UK

‘Kidscape UK’ is a UK charity established to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. The website includes a range of useful downloads and links to resources and interactive websites (generally more suitable for older children).

Stop Bullying

Resources on this website include webisodes for students, age-appropriate information for students, teens, young adults, parents and educators.

Stop Bullying Now!

‘Stop Bullying Now!’ is a website designed by an American social worker to help schools and communities stop bullying. It includes a wide range of resources including a summary of best practice approaches, links and general information for teachers and parents.

Stop a Bully

This website includes practical research-based strategies for reducing bullying in schools.

Kids Helpline - Counselling

Kids Helpline is a free 24-hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years. You can get help over the phone, web or via email.

National Centre Against Bullying website

Visit Top Tips for Kids on the National Centre Against Bullying website.

Community contacts

The support of students and teachers who have had experiences such as cyberbullying, privacy breaches or other online issues is essential.

Social media and games


To report inappropriate content on Facebook, see:

  • Reporting a Violation - outlines procedures for inappropriate content, imposter profiles, abusive users, underage users, video takedowns and privacy issues.
  • Facebook Basics – straightforward information about Facebook functionality, account and privacy settings, popular features and a glossary of Resources by state terms. Useful for users who are unfamiliar with Facebook.
  • Reporting a Violation (without having a Facebook account) – provides a form that can be completed for users who would like to report inappropriate content including imposter profiles.


For YouTube help, guidelines and contact information, see:

  • YouTube ‘Help’ - outlines procedures for inappropriate content, abusive users, underage users, video takedowns and privacy issues.
  • YouTube Community Guidelines - straightforward information about defining what breaches their user conditions.
  • Don’t Cross the Line - some common-sense rules that will help users steer clear of trouble.
  • YouTube - Contact Us - steps you through questions and procedures before you can contact YouTube directly.
  • Information for Educational Authorities: ‘I'm a school representative reporting a video’
  • YouTube state: "To process abuse claims, we must receive notification directly from the individual in the video, or their legal guardians. If the individual involved is a co-worker, spouse, sibling, or friend, please have them contact us directly. Please do not continue to fill out the privacy form if you are not within the video or are the legal guardian of the person within the video. This could have severe legal consequences for you in your country, and will not be investigated by the YouTube staff.
  • If you feel the content in the video is inappropriate based on our Terms of Use, you can report it to us for review by clicking the 'flag as inappropriate' link under the video".


Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".

  • Rules and Best Practice - contains Twitter’s comprehensive list of account behaviours that could land you in hot water, this page is a basic introduction to Twitter's rules and best practices.
  • How to Report Violations – outlines the procedure necessary for reporting potential violations of Twitter rules and terms of service.