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National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

We’ve all been affected by bullying in some way. Today is a time to take action to prevent it from happening to the kids, and adults, and in our communities. Speak up, raise awareness, and offer support to end bullying.

The theme for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDAABV) 2023 is ‘Want to talk about it?’. This year the focus is on ensuring that youth experiencing bullying and harassment reach out to a school faculty member, parent, family friend or or other trusted adult. Bullying puts its victims in dangerous social, mental and physical situations. The harm from bullying calls for serious concern, so if you or someone you know is experiencing bullying and harassment please reach out to someone.

Bullying can have detrimental effects on our youth. With mental health issues, social well being, self esteem and self image being greatly affected when an individual experiences bullying and violence. Bullying is a very complicated issue and its solution is dynamic. For a school to beneficially intervene in a bullying incident, they need to understand the social situation it has occurred in and motivations behind those bullying. It’s crucial that schools create systems that allow for students to reach out for support and ensures their safety in reporting incidents. 

In 2022, 68% of Australian schools teamed up with NDAABV and hopefully that number will increase for this year’s 2023 campaign! Wether you’re a student, parent, teacher or just a member of your local community, we all have a job in stopping bullying and supporting kids who have been harmed by it. To learn more about bullying and find ways that you can help, please visit their website for more.

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