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  •  ***SAVE THE DATE! Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 starts Monday 13 May, ends on Mental Health Foundation's Pink Shirt Day, Friday 17 May*** OUT NOW! The Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 FREE activity pack. Download your copy now.

  • Check out our new guide, Student Voice, that sets out the importance of student voice in finding solutions to bullying and promoting good practice in student participation. Click on the resource below.

  • Tackle bullying head on with BNZ Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock in a series of videos to get kids talking about bullying and what they can do about it.

  • Netsafe and Instagram team up for a new guide for a Parent's Guide to Instagram.

  • Talking about the power of kindness to tackle bullying: go on a journey with Oat the Goat, a digital story book for 4-7 year olds and parents to read together.

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  • OUT NOW! The Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019 FREE activity pack. Full of ideas for activities to mark Bullying-Free NZ Week, 13-17 May. Download your copy now.

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**SAVE THE DATE: Bullying-Free NZ Week 2019**

This year’s Bullying-Free NZ Week starts on 13 May, ending on 17 May – the Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day(external link).

Our theme this year is Whakanuia Tōu Āhua Ake! Celebrating Being Us!The week provides a great opportunity for students to celebrate what makes them unique – such as talents, interests, appearance, disability, culture, race, gender or sexuality – and encourage schools to build environments where everyone is welcome, safe and free from bullying.

Find out more and download resources including our activity pack, competition details and DIY poster.

BFNZ Week resources

Tackling bullying

Letz Lead!

A group of young men in the youth unit at Hawkes Bay Regional Prison have developed an anti-bullying book and CD as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) entry. Their youth-led resource “Can You Relate?”, is more than a book with raps. It tells the story from the point of view of a bully and the person being bullied, and uses kaupapa values and whakatauki to start conversations around feelings and emotions.

Some of the group have experience of both being bullied and being the bully. They want to reach out to other youth and schools so they can tell them they’re not alone.

Find out more about Letz Lead.

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Join Oat the Goat on his epic journey

Check out Oat the Goat a FREE, interactive, online story book, designed to help 4-7 year olds learn about the power of kindness and make the right decision through a positive interactive experience with their parents, whānau, family, teacher or peers. This exciting story follows Oat the Goat as he embarks upon the adventure of his life through native, animated New Zealand landscapes.

Experience the book in te reo Māori www.otitenanekoti.co.nz(external link)

Experience the book in English www.oatthegoat.co.nz(external link)

Discover Oat the Goat resources and activities to use at home or in the classroom.

Tackling Bullying head on: Bayleys Crusaders get behind Bullying-Free NZ

Showing how the whole community can get involved to help combat bullying

The BNZ Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock and sponsors Bayleys Canterbury have teamed up on a series of videos to get kids talking about bullying and what they can do about it.

And take a look at a children's story book from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses, Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage.(external link)

Ace: A Horsey Tail of Courage
from the Crusaders Bayleys Horses.

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