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Bullying prevention hub for schools

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A new online resource to support schools and their communities in tackling bullying has just launched at www.bullyingfree.nz.

A new online resource to support schools and their communities in tackling bullying has just launched at www.bullyingfree.nz.

The site features the experiences of schools and students as well as bullying prevention research, resources, and interactive tools.

The launch marks the start of Bullying-free NZ Week, from 16-20 May 2016, which schools around the country are marking with a range of bullying prevention awareness activities.

Included on the site are video clips made by Year 7 and 8 students, made especially for Bullying-free NZ Week


Bullies need an audience, so the challenge is to not be a bystander, but to be brave and take a stand.

New Zealand Human Rights Commission Logo David Rutherford, Chief Commissioner

BullyingFree.NZ is the latest initiative from the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group a collaboration between 17 organisations committed to reducing bullying in NZ schools.

The Group, which includes the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and representatives from across the education, social, justice and health sectors, was formed in 2013 after feedback from principals indicated schools needed more support to manage bullying.

Date: 18 May 2016

Source: New Zealand Human Rights Commission


Chief Commissioner David Rutherford talks about the importance of adopting a multi-agency approach to dealing with bullying in schools.