On Friday 16 March 2012 schools throughout Australia will join together to celebrate the annual National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The focus of the 2012 day will be on parents and families taking a stand together with school communities and recognising the important role everyone plays.
Bullying and harassment occur when people use and abuse power to trouble, annoy or oppress a person.
As many as 20 per cent of students in Australian schools have experienced bullying and harassment. The real figure may be even higher, because many problems are not reported.
Bullying and harassment can come in many forms. It can be physical, verbal, psychological or cyber bullying.
To find out more and to see ways to combat bullying, visit the Bullying. No Way! website.
Say no to bullying.