Bullying

Helpful resources for parents, children and teens:

Netsafe is an independent, not for profit organisation whose purpose is to promote confident, safe and responsible use of online technologies.
A fantastic website with really helpful information and practical advice around digital communication for both parents and young people.
You can also report incidents via this site or use their helpline (0800 NETSAFE  / 0800 638 723) for free advice around cyber issues.

https://www.netsafe.org.nz/cyberbullying-and-online-harassment/

 

For parents:

Education.govt.nz

http://parents.education.govt.nz/secondary-school/wellbeing/bullying/

 

The NZ Police Kia Kaha programme: information for parents and whanau around school’s responsibilities etc

http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-and-community-advice/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/kia-kaha/kia-0

 

Article: How to bully proof your children by building their resilience

http://www.psychalive.org/bully-proof-your-children/

 

For young people:

Whatsup helpline (0800 WHATSUP / 0800 942 8787) open Monday-Friday 12noon-11pm and Saturday/Sunday 3pm-11pm. Chat service opens everyday 5pm-10pm:

http://www.whatsup.co.nz/teens/most-talked-about/bullying

http://www.whatsup.co.nz/teens/most-talked-about/cyber-bullying

Youthline: Free text 234, call 0800 376 633 or email talk@youthline.co.nz

Youthlawhttp://www.youthlaw.co.nz/information/school/bullying/

 

KidsHealth – How to deal with bullies (and other links around bullying):

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bullies.html#