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School bullies Parents United Against Bullying

MOST adults have dark memories of the childhood bullies who brutalised them at school. But bullying is no longer acceptable in the school yard. Today, America's Cup winning skipper John Bertrand is fighting to rid schools of what he calls "the jungle mentality". He wants governments to become involved.

He chairs the Alannah and Madeline Foundation whose highly successful Buddy Bear anti-bullying program is in 600 schools in Victoria and New South Wales. Bertrand is 56, but still recalls the terror he experienced at the hands of a 14-year-old bully at Mordialloc-Chelsea High.

Source: HeraldSun News

Use the links below to learn more about bullying, bullies and discrimination.

Addressing Bullying Behaviour
The Addressing Bullying Behaviour resource package has been developed by the Student Wellbeing Branch, State of Victoria (Department of Education, Employment & Training. A good resource for parents, teachers that provides information on bullying.

Buddy Bear - Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Buddy Bear is the mascot for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation provides support and assistance to children affected by violent crime and sudden loss of family. The three key areas are: crisis support, longer term partnerships, prevention and education.

HELP! Online - A resource directory of programs and services for schools and communities in the cities of Bayside, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonnington.

Peer Support Foundation
Peer Providing schools and their communities, with programs designed to develop physical, social and mental wellbeing. These programs are implemented across the whole school and support a safer and happier environment where effective teaching and learning can occur.

Women's Health East
A community-based women's health organisation servcing the eastern regions of Melbourne, providing services including information, referral, sexual and reproductive medical services, discussion groups, courses, consultancy and training.

Bullying and Discrimination and Parents
Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and Youth Affairs site that provides information for parents whose children are being bullied at school.

Child and Adolescent Psychological and Educational Resources
Child and Adolescent Psychological and Educational Resources (Caper)- A range of educational and psychological resources in relation to 'at-risk' children, adolescents and families, and focuses on issues to do with stress, violence in schools (bullying) and teacher education.

Child Safety
This site is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of children. This page provides information on how to identify and help children who are being bullied.

Conflict Solvers
Conflict Solvers - Programs delivered in Victoria and Queensland for primary and secondary schools on subjects relating to mediation, peer support and anti-bullying strategies.

Dr Rigby's Bullying Site
Dr Ken Rigby, at the University of South Australia, has been researching child bullying for over 10years. His studies are on the long term effect of bullying.

Inside Out
Bully-Busters is a program to deal with bullying in schools quickly, effectively and set long term bully management strategies for teachers, parents and children.

Bullying and Discrimination and Workplace

Australian Industrial Relations Commission
For unfair dismissal applications, including constructive dismissals

Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian Institute of Criminology is researching occupational violence including bullying and has put together a very useful site with links to relevant Australian government departments and other organisations.

Beyond Bullying Association Inc.
This site aims to increase public awareness of bullying and victimisation in modern institutions, schools, workplaces and homes, and to promote relevant research.

Bullies Down Under
The Website of SAEBOW (South Australian Employees Bullied Out of Work). Whilst is a South Australian website, provides good general information about bullying in the workplace.

Centre Against Sexual Assault
CASAs are government-funded organizations which work against sexual assault. The services that CASAs offer are free and available to all victim/survivors. They are based on respecting the rights of all victims/survivors of sexual assault.

Job Watch
Job Watch is a Victorian community legal centre specialising in employment and training law. This site has legal information for people living in the state of Victoria.
Information Line: (03) 9662 1933 | Information Line Regional Victoria: 1800 331 617

The Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria
For information on discrimination under state laws.
Information line 1800 134 142

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
HREOC is the national body responsible for implementing Acts of Federal Parliament dealing with human rights, equal opportunities and discrimination and hearing complaints. For information on discrimination under federal laws.

Victorian WorkCover Authority
The Victorian WorkCover Authority is the manager of Victoria's workplace safety system. Various information about bullying in the workplace. Work Cover Advisory Service Information Line 1800 136 089.

NCAVA.ORG - National Coalition Against Violent Athletes
Our mission and purpose is to educate the public on a variety of issues regarding athletes and violent behavior, while also providing support to the victims, including but not limited to, advocacy, referrals, and research.

Bullying and Discrimination and Young People

Beyond Bullying Association Inc.
This site aims to increase public awareness of bullying and victimisation in modern institutions, schools, workplaces and homes, and to promote relevant research.

Bullying Everybody's Business
This antil-bullying campaign is run by Kids Help Line and Kellogs. Provides information for youth, parents and schools.

CHAT - Confident Happy Adolescents Talking
CHAT is a program offered by the Centre for Adolescent Health to support young people who are bullied, shy, lonely and have lost confidence with friends. CHAT stands for Confident Happy Adolescents Talking. It is a group of secondary aged young people who get together, have fun and talk about stuff. In CHAT you're accepted and you belong.

Reach Out!
Reach Out! Explores some of the best youth, health, work & education and community sites on the web. Has specific information on bullying.

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