This year, Bullying-Free NZ Week (BFNZ Week) will run from Monday 17 to Friday 21 May and schools are urged to get behind the awareness campaign to stamp out bullying behaviour.
With the theme ‘He kōtuinga mahi iti, he hua pai-ā rau: Small ripples create big waves’, this year’s BFNZ Week is all about encouraging people to spread the word, take the lead, and make a change.
Student leadership, agency and voice are all instrumental in the design and implementation of bullying prevention and response initiatives in schools.
BFNZ Week is supported by Sticks‘n Stones, a youth-led bullying prevention organisation that has worked with students to create action packs for the week, among other initiatives.
The week culminates in the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day, Friday 21 May.
How schools can get involved:
Get students talking about bullying and ways to end it.
Download student activity packs and resources. The packs include ideas and activities to mark the week and have been created by students, for students.
Enter the Bullying-Free NZ Week competition to win Prezzy cards.
Teachers can download a Teacher’s Pack.
More information is available on the Bullying-Free NZ website.