Understanding bullying powerful conversations

The Powerful Conversations materials have been developed to trigger opportunities for casual and structured conversations on positive behaviours and actions. These materials use engaging imagery designed in response to evidence-based research.

The collection looks at preventing and addressing student bullying behaviours and building personal resilience to support schools in having meaningful conversations with students. They also include materials to stimulate conversations between students and their families.

The Powerful Conversations materials include four collections of resources for NSW schools:

  1. Poster conversations – whole-school
  2. Postcard conversations – families
  3. Classroom conversations – students
  4. Professional development resources – educators.

Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. (2017). Anti-bullying interventions in schools - what works? Literature review. Department of Education. https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/educational-data/cese/publications/literature-reviews/anti-bullying-interventions-in-schools

Cross, D, Shaw, T, Hearn, L, Epstein, M, Monks, H, Lester, L & Thomas, L. (2009). Australian covert bullying prevalence study (ACBPS), Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Saarento, S, Karna, A, Hodges, E & Salmivalli, C. (2013). ‘Student-, classroom-, and school-level risk factors for victimisation’, Journal of School Psychology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 421-434.

Salmivalli, C. (2014). ‘Participant roles in bullying: How can peer bystanders be utilized in interventions?’, Theory into Practice, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 286-292.

Ttofi, M & Farrington, D. (2011). ‘Effectiveness of school-based programs to reduce bullying: A systematic and meta-analytic review’, Journal of Experimental Criminology, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 27-56.

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