NCAB's sixth biennial conference was held on 6-7 August 2014 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The conference brought together academics, policymakers, practitioners, educators, principals, leadership teams and young people from around the world, to explore how bullying affects people of all ages and to share the latest research on strategies and solutions to help reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying and cyber bullying.
Read the 2014 Conference outcomes here.
1. All bullying, including cyber bullying, is a relationship problem requiring relationship solutions.
2. Positive values and relationships are at the core of safe, supportive and inclusive environments.
3. Bullying including cyber bullying is to be taken seriously and is considered to be a form of abuse with potentially long-term consequences.
4. Bullying, including cyber bullying, occurs within the context of group dynamics - all individuals and groups have the potential to bully others or to be bullied.
5. It is expected that all presenters use 'people-first' language throughout this conference - e.g. 'people who bully' or 'targets of bullying' - and that people and groups are not vilified or labelled (by use of the terms 'bully' or 'victim').
6. Bullying, including cyber bullying, needs to be distinguished from conflict and violence as the strategies required are different.
7. A whole-of-organisation approach, specifically addressing bullying and cyber bullying, is essential. It must involve solution-focused and relationship-based processes and key stakeholders from the organisation and wider community.
8. Effective whole-of-organisation approaches always include procedures and programs for:
NCAB's seventh biennial conference, Towards Bullying Solutions – Theory and Practice, was held on 28 and 29 July 2016 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne.Read More >
Our Bullying, Young People and the Law Symposium brought together legal, law enforcement and educational experts to discuss and debate legal issues surrounding bullying of young people on 18-19 July 2013.Read More >
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