Bully Stoppers: Speak Up Against Cyberbullying
Students achieve their best at school in safe and supportive environments, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behaviour.
We put a big emphasis on making sure we provide a great environment for our students – one that promotes tolerance and is inclusive, harmonious and free from bullying.
We can work towards this goal through education in the classroom, intervention in the playground and a focus on promoting positive behaviours.
However, with the rise of social media, bullying now occurs online, as well as in person. Cyberbullying is just as harmful as face-to-face bullying, and it can occur at any time of the day.
Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the wider community – and the best way to tackle it is for schools, students and parents to work in partnership.
Sunbury Heights Primary School is supporting the Victorian Government’s Bully Stoppers campaign – which has launched a series of tools and resources for parents and students to support students in preventing cyberbullying.
These resources, called Bully Stoppers: Speak Up Against Cyberbullying, are available on the Bully Stoppers website, at www.education.vic.gov.au/bullystoppers - visit the site to find out more.
Our school has also achieved eSmart status and continues to work towards sustaining our focus on educating our students and school community on being safe, smart and responsible in both online and face to face interactions.