is when someone hurts you deliberately with their words or actions, and they do it over and over again. It includes teasing, leaving people out, making fun of people and physical harm like hitting or punching.
Cyberbullying is when someone uses technology to bully or hurt someone else. It includes posting or sending hurtful comments, messages, images or videos, telling lies about someone or deliberately leaving someone out online.
· The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides comprehensive information for teachers, parents and students about a range of online safety issues, including how to stay safe on social media, gaming sites and other online platforms, and how to manage and report cyberbullying: https://www.esafety.gov.au/
· Kids Helpline offers counselling, support and information to children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. The website provides age-appropriate information about a range of topics, including bullying, cyber safety, family relationships and dealing with emotions, for kids, parents and teachers: https://kidshelpline.com.au/
· Bullying. No Way! is a government organisation that provides information and resources for students, parents and teachers to help create safe and harmonious school environments: https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/
· Smiling Mind offers a free app that helps make mindfulness more accessible for people of all ages, with modules designed for use in the classroom. Mindfulness is a skill that may help some children manage their emotions, thoughts and behaviour: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/
· R U OK? offers a Classroom Toolkit for Years K-6, which gives students tips for how to look out for others and offer help in an age-appropriate way: https://www.ruok.org.au/education
· Be You, the national mental health in education initiative, has fact sheets for educators on a range of student wellbeing issues, including social and emotional learning: https://beyou.edu.au/fact-sheets/