Bully documentary – teacher resource
Bully is a documentary produced by Lee Hirsch from the United States. The documentary opens a window into the lives of kids who become the target of bullying behaviour.
Many Australian schools are already using the film as a resource in their senior secondary classrooms. To further support this, the Department in conjunction with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image has developed an iBook. The iBook comprises a unit of 10 lessons that encourage students in Years 10 -12 to focus on the problem of bullying, consider its impact on individuals and communities, and explore strategies for preventing and dealing with bullying behaviour.
To download a copy of the interactive iBook from iTunes, see Bully Documentary Teacher Resource.
For a PDF copy of the iBook, see: It’s Time to Take a Stand (PDF, 33.27MB).
Growing Up Digital video series
In the series of videos, students from Haileybury discuss their personal views of what it's like 'growing up digital'. Each video focuses on a specific topic, including digital dramas, privacy and gender issues. Within the commentary, students discuss both the positives and the negatives of growing up digital and provide advice to support their peers to use the space safely and responsibly.
- Growing Up Digital main video(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital privacy segment(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital picture pressure segment(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital digital footprint segment(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital digital dramas segment(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital gender segment(opens in a new window)
- Growing Up Digital advice segment(opens in a new window)
For detailed lesson plans and teaching ideas, see:
Downloadable classroom activities
Covering cybersafety, cyberbullying and bullying, these advice sheets are a valuable resource for students, parents, teacher and the wider community.
In 2013, two Victorian school students won $10,000 for their schools in the Bully Stoppers broadcast competition.
The competition formed part of the Bully Stoppers campaign. Entrants were asked to create a 30-second radio ad that appealed to young people and motivated others to help stamp out bullying in Victorian schools.
Lily, who took out the primary school category, provided a creative twist on the well-known schoolyard clapping game ‘Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake baker man’. To hear Lily's ad, see: Advertisement One(opens in a new window).
The winner of the high school category, Shivani, discussed bullying from both the victim's and bystander's point of views. To hear Shivani's ad, see: Advertisement Two(opens in a new window).
Both winning ads were professionally produced at Austereo's studio and ran throughout June 2013 on Fox FM.