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Bullying and cyberbullying—preventing and responding

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The Department of Education is committed to ensuring all Queensland state schools have the resources and supports necessary to prevent and respond appropriately to instances of bullying and cyberbullying among school aged students.

In response to recommendations from the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce report, the Stand out from the crowd action plan (PDF, 149KB) has been developed to outline departmental actions to prevent and address bullying and cyberbullying in Queensland schools. The Bullying and school aged students (PDF, 104KB) and the Cyberbullying and school aged students (PDF, 154KB) fact sheets have also been developed to clearly outline the responsibilities of principals and school staff in responding to bullying and cyberbullying.

All Queensland state schools have a Student Code of Conduct that they develop with their school community. This document includes information on how schools prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying incidents that impact their school as well as expectations around the appropriate use of mobile phones and other devices. Each school’s Student Code of Conduct is publicly available on their school website. 

The following resources have also been developed regarding technology in schools:

For further information and resources visit the Queensland Government’s Bullying and Cyberbullying and Cybersafety in Queensland state schools webpage or the Bullying.No Way! website.

#endcyberbullying

Report it. Block it. Support others being bullied.

The #endcyberbullying campaign was launched on the 2019 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and was developed to engage and empower Queensland students to address online bullying.

Queensland state secondary students helped shape the department’s #endcyberbullying campaign and featured in the campaign video. Students from the Ministerial Student Advisory Council recommended that campaigns need to reflect the reality of bullying for young people.

The #endcyberbullying campaign is included in the Implementing the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report (PDF, 713KB).

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Last updated 18 March 2020