Bullying prevention and response is a guide for schools providing practical advice on how to prevent bullying and respond effectively when it does occur.
The guide is based on research and evidence about effective practice and includes specific information requested by schools.
It is written for boards of trustees, principals and school staff, and has 4 sections, covering:
- safe and positive school environments
- understanding bullying
- bullying policies and processes
- responding to bullying behaviour.
The guide contains questions for boards of trustees, principals, senior leadership teams and teachers, to help you assess your school’s progress and consider any need for changes. A school’s response to bullying is more effective if parents, families, whanau and the wider community are involved, and the guide gives you suggestions for how to do this . It also provides links to further information and resources.