The hallmark of a safe school is whole-school wellbeing. This means that all members feel a sense of belonging, are valued, respected and free from discrimination and harassment.
The active participation of parents and caregivers in their child’s education is crucial for student wellbeing and leads to outcomes such as:
Help your teenagers build skills to stay physically and mentally strong and well. Confident and resilient students acknowledge their strengths and also know when and who to ask for help.
Bullying can take many forms and can have lasting impacts if no action is taken. Find advice on bullying and how you can talk to your teenager about building a safe and positive school community.
Respect for diversity is related to a young person’s sense of belonging and connection to others. Help your child develop respect and acceptance of individual differences among people and groups in their community and beyond.
Positive relationships are the key to young people feeling safe, valued and accepted by all members of the school community. Find ways you can help to create a school culture that is respectful and inclusive and values the participation of all.
Developing teenagers' skills to make informed choices and feel positive about their decisions is an important responsibility for parents and caregivers. Find information to help them build these lifelong skills.
The online world has great benefits for learning but young people need to learn how to keep safe from cyberbullying or unwanted contact. Find resources to help build their digital literacy skills for online safety.