National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

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2019 Date:15 March 2019
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence History

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence serves to raise awareness of bullying and violence in schools and provides students with an opportunity to take a stand against violence and bullying. The day also serves to encourage teachers to run activities and incorporate anti-bullying and violence into lesson plans.

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence is observed on the third Friday of March every year in an effort to generate awareness in the hopes of eliminating bullying and violence in schools.

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National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence Facts & Quotes

  • In Australia, frequent school bullying was highest among Year 5 (32%) and Year 8 (29%) students.
  • 84% of students who were bullied online were also bullied offline.
  • According to the 2007 Kandersteg Declaration Against Bullying in Children and Youth, an estimated 200 million children and youth around the world are bullied.
  • Children who are bullied are up to nine times more likely to have suicidal thoughts.
  • Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke - Benjamin Disraeli, former British Prime Minister

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about the various types of bullying and their prominence today. No longer is bullying verbal and physical. One of the most common forms of bullying today is cyber-bullying. Get he knowledge and facts on the official Australian Bullying No Way site.
  • Raise awareness for the day on social media using hashtags #againstbullyingandviolence #nobullies and #antibullying.
  • Learn about some of the common signs and symptoms of bullying victims in order to be able to get them help faster. According to the Australian Government, some signs could include:
    1) being excluded from groups at school
    2) school grades suffering
    3) appearing insecure and frightened
    4) unexplained bruises or scratches
  • Watch a movie that touches on bullying. Some of our suggestions: Mean Girls (2004), A Girl Like Her (2015), Bully (2011), Elephant (2003) and Odd Girl Out (2005).
  • Volunteer at your local youth centre or school to help work with bullied children. Many youth centres rely on volunteers to help these children voice their problems and find suitable solutions.

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence - References and Related Sites

Bullying and Violence
Facts and Figures
Bullying No Way?

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