Your child’s school is your first point of contact, and most concerns are best resolved at the level of the school.
It’s important to work as a team with the school and establish positive relationships with staff.
Schools have clear responsibilities to prevent and manage bullying and to create safe and supportive learning environments.
Before you approach your child's school, be sure to make an appointment.
The states and territories have their own strategies, resources and guidelines about bullying to help state schools deal with the issue. In some states, these documents were also designed to be used by Catholic and independent schools. Check out your state or territory’s position on bullying here.
Find out what the law says about bullying here.
Dealing with bullying can take its toll on everyone. Consider seeking support from your local GP, psychologist, or one of these free, confidential counselling services.
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