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Bullying and cyberbullying

Bullying is the ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm.
National definition of bullying for schools.

Cyberbullying is bullying conducted with the use of technology, like mobile phones or the internet.

#endcyberbullying

Report it. Block it. Support others being bullied.

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If you see cyberbullying you can do something about it. Be part of the movement to help end cyberbullying by taking action today.

Change happens when students support each other to stop cyberbullying in its tracks.

Did you know peers are present as onlookers in 85% of bullying interactions and play a central role in the bullying process.

The #endcyberbullying campaign was developed to empower Queensland students who witness cyberbullying and educate on ways to take action.

Queensland secondary school students helped shape the #endcyberbullying campaign and featured in the campaign video.

The #endcyberbullying campaign was launched on the 2019 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and used to engage Queensland teenagers on social media about this important issue.

Three follow-up videos were released to spark continued discussion and action on cyberbullying.

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

By reporting and blocking cyberbullying and supporting others being bullied, we can all work together to end cyberbullying.

Resources for students

  • Cyberbullying what you can do if you’re being cyberbullied and how you can respond if you see cyberbullying, including how to report material.
  • Bullying. No Way! has tips and strategies to deal with bullying and cyberbullying.
  • Reach Out and take the steps to create your cyberbullying action plan and hear from other young people.
  • ThinkUKnow find out more about sexting, cyberbullying, online privacy and what to do if you run into trouble online.
  • Rewrite your story is about real stories, advice and support. You can’t undo the past but you can rewrite your story.
  • Young and eSafe offers practical advice by young people, for young people, to help challenge the haters and fakers online.
  • Our special superpower is an animated video to help you learn how to be a safe and supportive bystander if you see bullying happening.
  • So you got naked online lets you know what to do if inappropriate content (about you or a friend) ends up online.

Resources for parents

  • Bullying. No Way! provides information, advice and activities for parents and carers.
  • ThinkUKnow what your child is up to online? The Parents Portal gives you tips and advice for keeping your child safe online.
  • iParent answers many of the questions you might have about protecting and supporting your child if they are affected by cyberbullying.
  • Social media services safety centre helps parents learn about safe site use for the latest games, apps and social media and report abuse or offensive content.

Resources for teachers

  • Behaviour—resources to support a school-wide approach to creating safe, supportive and disciplined schools
  • The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework (PDF, 2.6MB) provides schools with a vision and guiding principles to support the whole school community to build and maintain safety, positive relationships and wellbeing.
  • Bullying. No Way! provides a broad range of resources and classroom materials for teachers.
  • Be You provides educators with resources for promoting positive mental health in young people.