FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

Every Child. Everywhere. Feels Safe. Prevent Bullying in your school.

FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

The first anti-bullying strategy for schools to be based
on extensive research with Australian students.

FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

Explicit multidisciplinary and learner-centred to help enhance social & emotional
learning & to reduce bullying.

A whole-school process for bullying prevention

Friendly Schools is the first anti-bullying initiative for schools developed through extensive research with Australian children and adolescents. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a comprehensive, evidence-based framework that can reduce bullying behaviour. The Friendly Schools initiative has been designed to align with both the Australian Curriculum and the National Safe Schools Framework.


PROF. DONNA CROSS

Founder and chief researcher
Friendly Schools

“Friendly Schools is a multi-component, evidence-based, whole-school initiative involving the whole-school community to build social skills, create supportive environments and significantly reduce bullying in school communities. It draws on 13 major research projects conducted over 15 years involving 27,000 Australian school students.”

Prof. Donna Cross

Founder and chief researcher

Friendly Schools

Explore Friendly Schools

FOR SCHOOL TEAMS

Setting up a coordinating team is essential in order to facilitate and manage the process of reviewing, planning and implementing Friendly Schools strategies to reduce bullying. Read more to learn the essentials of an effective school team.

FOR TEACHERS

Given their ability to guide student learning, teachers have a key role to play when it comes to reducing bullying in schools. Here, Friendly Schools offers evidence-based advice to help teachers deal with bullying behaviour within the classroom and beyond.

WHOLE-SCHOOL APPROACH

The Friendly Schools process is a multi-component, evidence-based whole-school process. Visit this section of the website to explore the research supporting a whole-school approach and to learn more about the individual components for change.


FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

Changing school culture is more likely to be successful if parents and families are actively involved. This section of the Friendly Schools site offers information and advice to parents who are concerned that their child may be affected by bullying at school.

FOR STUDENTS

Students are very important in creating and maintaining a safe and friendly school environment. This part of the Friendly Schools website is designed to provide information that helps students to understand and deal with bullying that they experience.

CYBERBULLYING SUPPORT

Friendly Schools aims to support students to interact online in a safe and productive manner. The information in this section of the site provides a framework for the whole-school community to engage in positive ways with digital technology and media.


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