Pamphlets, Websites and Social Media (Schools)

Bullying-Free New Zealand

The website has information, research and resources to help schools and communities respond to bullying. It's an initiative from the Bullying Prevention Advisory Group, which is made up of 18 agencies committed to reducing bullying in New Zealand schools.

ICON – Incase of online negativity

A practical tool created by teens to help deal with negativity online.

Report online incidents with Netsafe

Internet safety organisation NetSafe provides a timely and effective service for victims of cyber-bullying to get help. If you've been cyber-bullied you can fill out an online form or call 0508 NETSAFE (638723).

Help with online bullying, abuse and harassment in NZ

(2017). Netsafe

Tips on what to do if you're being bullied or harassed online.

Online bullying, abuse and harassment advice for families

(2017). Netsafe

Each case of online bullying is different and each child will respond differently to being bullied. There’s no fool-proof way to tell if your child is being bullied online, but you can try asking them about it in a non-confrontational way.

Day of silence

The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name-calling and harassment in schools. 

What to do if you're being cyberbullied 

(2016). Ministry of Justice.

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 is bringing in new ways to help victims of cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and intimidation. A flowchart shows how victims can get help. 

Bullying: Getting picked on so much it’s wearing you down?

Bullying is a serious problem that can disrupt your life and lead to physical and emotional health problems. If you’re going through any problems like this because of bullying, have a korero to someone you trust or check out this site.


(2016). Te Rau Matatini and Te Puni Kōkiri.

The video has a strong message about taking care online when messaging each other, posting comments and sharing images. 


A friendly and accessible learning resource to help increase understanding and support of sex, gender and sexuality diversity, so we can all belong.

Problems at school, Citizens Advice Bureau

Includes sections called, My child’s being bullied at school. What can I do about it?, as well as, I told the school about my child being bullied but they haven’t done anything to fix the problem. What should I do?

Be the Change

Be The Change NZ, supported by Youthline and inspired by anti-bullying programmes all over the world, including NZ.

Human Rights Commission – School violence, bullying and abuse

The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993. The HRC's purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. They work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. The HRC has published an analysis of the human rights issues in situations of school bullying, harassment and/or violence, to help make schools safer for everyone.

Bryan and Bobby

Constable Bryan Ward and his furry friend Bobby look at how you can keep yourself, your friends and your family safe at home, at school and in your community. The dynamic duo use plenty of humour, the talents of local kids and the help of special celebrity guests to get their messages to their young friends.

Step up, be safe, be proud

Ministry of Education pamphlet written by a group of students from secondary school who have all been involved in the cycle of bullying. This guide will help you deal with bullying and confront discrimination.

Rights at school – bullying

Youthlaw webpage giving advice for young people on dealing with bullying at school.

Bullying, harassment and/or violence at school

What the Human Rights Commission can do about bullying, harassment and/or violence in schools. Other sources of support for young people, parents and schools.

Think First 

Think First is a youth-driven project to reduce bullying in the Ashburton district and encourage positive social behaviour.

Kidpower, teenpower, fullpower

A charitable trust that provides effective, positive and fun training in violence prevention, personal safety and self-defence for real life situations, suitable for all ages and all abilities.

Positive relationship quiz

Whether you are in a long-term or casual relationship, you deserve to be treated well and ensure that you are treating your partner respectfully. Take the quiz to see how healthy your relationship is.


Information from the Ministry of Education about signs and what to do when you suspect your child may be being bullied, or if you suspect your child may be bullying others.

When the bully is your child

Many parents don't know what the best response is when they discover their child has been bullying others. This Skylight leaflet offers information and strategies for parents and other adults in this situation.

Who me?

This 16-page booklet is for 10–17 year olds who have been bullying others and is full of helpful information and strategies for them to use to help them stop bullying behaviour.

NetSafe NZ

An independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies. NetSafe promotes cybersafety and champion digital citizenship by educating and supporting individuals, organisations and industry on a range of issues.

Keeping your kids safe online

Information for parents on creating a safe online learning and social environment for your children at home.

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