Helpful resources

Links to a wide range of helpful resources and websites about bullying, including online bullying.

Bullying resources

So you got naked online – sexting resource

So you got naked online... is a resource that offers children, young people and parents advice and provides strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents. The resource covers topics such as:

  • What is sexting and can it happen accidentally?
  • Trust and friendship – considering what is appropriate to share and with whom.
  • How images or videos can be shared online and what websites they might end up on.
  • Will this affect your online reputation and your future?
  • How to ask your parents for help.
  • Where to seek further advice and support.

So you got naked online was developed by The Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner in partnership with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, South West Grid for Learning and Cybersafe Kids.

To download a copy of the resource, see So You Got Naked Online – A Resource on Sexting (PDF, 1.76MB).

Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study

This Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study Executive Summary report aims to shed new light on covert bullying among school-age children, with the ultimate goal of identifying feasible, effective and sustainable policy and practice to address this phenomenon.

Bullying. No Way!

The Bullying. No way!(opens in a new window) website provides students, parents and teachers with information about bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in schools.

National Centre Against Bullying

The National Centre Against Bullying(opens in a new window) website includes research, resources, reports and information on childhood bullying and strategies to create safer schools and communities.


The eSafety(opens in a new window) website provides a range of different age appropriate resources, for students, parents and teachers, designed to raise awareness of cyber security in students.

Brodie’s Law

This section of the Victorian Department of Justice website outlines Victoria’s anti-bullying legislation, known as Brodie’s Law(opens in a new window).


Reword was developed by Leo Burnett Melbourne in partnership with headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation to combat online bullying.

Reword(opens in a new window) is a free tool influenced by the simplicity of a spell checker, that has a unique ability to change online behaviour by stopping insults before they are posted online.

Click Against Hate

Click Against Hate(opens in a new window) is a free program for students in years 56 and years 710. The program has a focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate.

Wellbeing resources

National Safe School Framework

The National Safe Schools Framework provides Australian schools with a vision and a set of guiding principles that assist school communities to take a proactive whole-school approach to developing effective student safety and wellbeing policies.

Student Wellbeing Hub

The Student Wellbeing Hub(opens in a new window) (formerly Safe Schools Hub) provides information, advice and best-practice approaches to address bullying. The Hub reflects the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to being responsive to important issues affecting today’s schools as they build and sustain positive, respectful and supportive teaching and learning communities.

Reach Out

The Reach Out(opens in a new window) website provides assistance to children and young people on a broad range of issues including mental health and wellbeing, bullying, family and peer relationships.

Kids Helpline – Counselling

Kids Helpline(opens in a new window) is a free 24-hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 525 years. You can get help over the phone, web or via email.

School resources

Bullying Prevention and Response policy

The departments Bullying Prevention and Response policy supports schools to create safe and respectful school climates and address all forms of bullying, including cyberbullying.

Duty of Care

The Duty of Care policy explains the nature of the legal duties owed by teachers and school staff towards students.

Student engagement and inclusion guidance

Find information on creating safe and safe supportive school environments and developing a student engagement policy.

Child Safe Standards

The department's Child Safe Standards policy supports schools to create and maintain a child safe organisation and protect students from all forms of abuse.


The eSmart website(opens in a new window) is an easy-to-use, evidence-based system that assists school communities to manage and deal with cyberbullying. eSmart is available to all Victorian government schools at no charge, and 300 selected Catholic and Independent schools.

Community contacts

The support of students and teachers who have had experiences such as cyberbullying, privacy breaches or other online issues is essential.

Further resources

Conflict Resolution Network

An independent civil society organisation originally founded under the auspices of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA). Includes a broad range of information about conflict resolution(opens in a new window), resources, materials and downloads.

Bullying UK

This website provides students, parents and teachers with information about bullying(opens in a new window).

Kidscape UK

‘Kidscape UK’(opens in a new window) is a UK charity established to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. The website includes a range of useful downloads, and links to resources and interactive websites (generally more suitable for older children).

Stop Bullying

Resources on this website include webisodes(opens in a new window) for students, age appropriate information for students, teens, young adults, parents and educators.

Stop Bullying Now

‘Stop Bullying Now’(opens in a new window) is a website designed by an American social worker to help schools and communities stop bullying. It includes a wide range of resources including a summary of best practice approaches, links and general information for teachers and parents.

National Centre Against Bullying website

Visit Top Tips for Kids(opens in a new window) on the National Centre Against Bullying website.

Social media and games


To report inappropriate content on Facebook, see:


For YouTube help, guidelines and contact information, see:

  • YouTube ‘Help’ outlines procedures for inappropriate content, abusive users, underage users, video takedowns and privacy issues.
  • YouTube Community Guidelines(opens in a new window) straightforward information about defining what breaches their user conditions.
  • YouTube – Contact Us steps you through questions and procedures before you can contact YouTube directly.
  • Information for Educational Authorities: ‘I'm a school representative reporting a video’
  • YouTube state: "In order to process abuse claims, we must receive notification directly from the individual in the video, or their legal guardians. If the individual involved is a co-worker, spouse, sibling, or friend, please have them contact us directly. Please do not continue to fill out the privacy form if you are not within the video or are the legal guardian of the person within the video. This could have severe legal consequences for you in your country, and will not be investigated by the YouTube staff.
  • If you feel the content in the video is inappropriate based on our Terms of Use, you can report it to us for review by clicking the 'flag as inappropriate' link under the video.

X (formerly Twitter)

X is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters.