PINK SHIRT DAY 2019 TAUIRA/STUDENT TOOLKIT - FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019 PINKSHIRTDAY.ORG.NZ

 
PINK SHIRT DAY 2019 TAUIRA/STUDENT TOOLKIT - FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019 PINKSHIRTDAY.ORG.NZ
PINK SHIRT DAY 2019
      TAUIRA/STUDENT TOOLKIT

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019
PINKSHIRTDAY.ORG.NZ
PINK SHIRT DAY 2019 TAUIRA/STUDENT TOOLKIT - FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019 PINKSHIRTDAY.ORG.NZ
CONTENTS
WELCOME                         •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •    PAGE 3

FACT SHEET #1                                 •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •     PAGE 4
IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

FACT SHEET #2                                   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •   PAGE 7
HOW TO BE AN UPSTANDER

FACT SHEET #3                                   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •      PAGE 8
KEY VALUES

FACT SHEET #4                                   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •      PAGE 9
FUNDRAISING FOR PINK SHIRT DAY

FACT SHEET #5                                   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •      PAGE 10
ABOUT BULLYING

FACT SHEET #6                                   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •      PAGE 12
SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TARGETED

FACT SHEET #7 • •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • PAGE 13
GETTING HELP AND ADVICE

BULLYING-FREE NZ WEEK •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • PAGE 14
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WELCOME
On Pink Shirt Day, Friday 17                   Bullying is a serious issue for rangatahi. Aotearoa has
                                               the second-highest rate of school bullying out of 51
May 2019, Aotearoa will be                     countries.
transformed into a sea of pink                 In Aotearoa, rangatahi who identify as lesbian, gay,
to share aroha and kindness,                   bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or
                                               members of other sexuality and gender diverse
celebrate diversity and end                    communities (LGBTQIA+) – also referred to as rainbow
bullying!                                      communities – experience higher rates of bullying.
                                               Many studies show that rangatahi who are bullied are
It’s a day where you and other                 more likely to experience mental health issues, such as
                                               depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts.
rangatahi/young people can
                                               The Pink Shirt Day Tauira/Student Toolkit makes it
Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri                  super easy to get involved – you can learn how to be
                                               an Upstander, use a stencil to create your own t-shirt,
Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand                pass on our stickers to your mates, order a free school
Together, Stop Bullying!                       mufti day pack and fundraise for Pink Shirt Day, get your
                                               whānau involved and much more!
By celebrating Pink Shirt Day                  You’ll notice throughout the toolkit, we mention three
                                               key E Tū Whānau values, which align with Pink Shirt Day:
at your kura or school with                    aroha, kōrero awhi and mana manaaki. These values come
whānau and friends, you can                    from hui held around the country on what people feel
                                               contributes to a strong and thriving whānau. These values
help others feel safe, valued                  form the themes and messaging throughout this toolkit.
and respected.

                           He aha te mea nui o te ao.
                      He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
              What is the most important thing in the world?
                   It is people, it is people, it is people.
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              Once again, Bullying-Free NZ Week (May 13–17) ends on Pink Shirt Day! Their theme is ‘Whakanuia
              Tōu Āhua Ake! Celebrating Being Us!’. Learn more here.

              Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation with support from InsideOUT, Te Kaha O Te
              Rangatahi Trust, Village Collective, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), the
              Human Rights Commission, Auckland District Health Board Peer Sexuality Support Programme
              (PSSP), the Peace Foundation, Youthline and Bullying-Free NZ Week.

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FACT SHEET #1:
IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
The power is in your hands! When tauira/students work together to stop bullying in
their schools, they make an impact and bullying decreases.
There is so much you can do to make your school       Create your own t-shirt!
safe, supportive and respectful for your mates and    In each mufti day school pack, there is a stencil
fellow tauira/students.                               where you can create your own Pink Shirt Day tee
Your school might have different rules and a          or use it to draw with chalk on the footpath!
different culture to other schools. If this list of   If you’re registered for updates, you’ll be the first to
activities won’t work at your school, get creative    hear when our official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt is ready
and come up with your own activities that will!       to order.

IN THE LEAD UP TO PINK SHIRT DAY:
Ending bullying takes more than one day and takes
                                                      ‘Kōrero awhi’ is an important part of
the commitment and energy of your whole school.       preparing for Pink Shirt Day! Kōrero
There are things you can do ahead of Pink Shirt Day
to get kaiako/teachers and tauira on board so the
                                                      awhi is about communicating clearly,
day is a success at your school!                      positively and with aroha to others. You
Get key people from your school on board!             can apply this value in the lead up to the
•	 Have a quick kōrero/conversation with school       day to show your school and mates why
   management, a kaiako you trust, a guidance
   counsellor, health nurse or head tauira so they    it’s important to support Pink Shirt Day!
   can awhi/support you!
•	 Who else can help you get Pink Shirt Day           Spread the message across social media so
   happening at your school? There might be other     everyone knows it’s coming up!
   groups within your school you can link in with!    Share photos of you and your friends in pink with
                                                      the #pinkshirtdaynz hashtag, re-share our posts,
Get your whānau involved                              or use our Pink Shirt Day Facebook frame (coming
•	 Our new Pink Shirt Day classroom activity,         soon) to show you are part of this important
   Culture of Kindness, asks you to interview a       national movement.
   member of your whānau about what they hope
   your experience at school is like.                 Assembly or class presentation
•	 Ask your kaiako if this can be a classroom         •	   Open up conversations about bullying ahead of
   activity. If it can’t be, why not do it at home?        Pink Shirt Day by talking about what it stands
   The answers you get from your whānau could              for at assembly. Use our ‘About Pink Shirt Day’
   be interesting!                                         and ‘About Bullying’ fact sheets.
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                                                      •	   Talk about the importance of celebrating
Be an Upstander                                            everyone’s differences and how important it
•	 A bystander is someone who sees or knows                is to have a school where all rangatahi can be
   about bullying that is happening to someone             safe, valued and respected.
   else. A supportive bystander – an Upstander
   – will use words and/or actions that can help
                                                      Celebrate any day!
   someone who is being bullied.                      If your school has something else happening on Friday
•	 Learn about our Five Actions to be an Upstander    17 May, no worries! You can hold your Pink Shirt Day on
   so you know what to do if you see bullying         any day that suits your school and your kaiako.
   happening within or outside of school.
                                                      Order your free Pink Shirt Day
                                                      mufti day school pack with posters,
                                                      balloons, stickers and more.
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ON PINK SHIRT DAY FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019:                   Celebrate your rainbow friends, peers and
Now that you have your kaiako/teacher and other         kaiako/teachers
tauira/students on board and supportive of              Chalk or paint rainbows on the footpath, or have
running a Pink Shirt Day at your school, it’s time      rainbow stickers/flags, to show you are a safe and
to run some fun activities on the day that have an      welcoming school for LGBTQIA+ rangatahi and
important message!                                      whānau.

Expressing the values of aroha                          Special Pink Shirt Day Awards
                                                        Ask your kaiako to recognise tauira who
and kindness is what Pink Shirt Day                     demonstrate the values of Pink Shirt Day. We’ve
is all about! An important part of                      created a certificate to make it super easy – your
                                                        kaiako can download and print it.
today (Pink Shirt Day!) is spreading
aroha and kindness and knowing                          Random acts of kindness
                                                        Do a random act of kindness at school and at
the positive effects it can have on                     home (like opening a door or offering to help). It’s
everyone around you!                                    so easy to do and will make you, and the person
                                                        you’re helping, feel great!

                                                        Get active on social
                                                        Tell us what your mates or school are doing on the
                                                        day by sharing videos, photos and selfies using
                                                        #pinkshirtdaynz on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

                                                        Create a Pink Shirt Day pledge
                                                        This is a great way to open up the conversation
                                                        about bullying with your class and your whānau
                                                        too! Ask your mates, other tauira or whānau to
                                                        join the movement by adding their name to a
                                                        piece of paper and pledging one action they
                                                        will take to prevent bullying. Tell them it shows
                                                        their commitment to creating a bullying-free
                                                        environment. Your kaiako can sign it too. Display it
                                                        and share it on social media!

Pink up your class!
Hold a pink school mufti day, collect gold coin
donations and turn your school into a sea of pink!
Visit our Swag page and order your free mufti day
pack. It comes with balloons and posters in te reo
and English!

Pink compliments
Share messages of aroha and kindness online with
your friends or anyone who has done something
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kind for you recently – a mate, siblings or whānau! A
small action like this can really make someone’s day.
You could also give them one of our new Pink Shirt
Day stickers!

When people show each other                             Get sporty
aroha and kindness, it can have a                       Get your school’s sports teams or your local sports
flow-on effect!                                         club involved. Ask them to wear pink socks, arm
                                                        bands or t-shirts and take the message to the field
                                                        on the game day closest to your school’s Pink Shirt
                                                        Day. The more people wearing pink, the better!

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KEEP THE BALL ROLLING:                                  Review your school’s anti-bullying policy
Preventing bullying at your school will take more       and ensure it’s accessible
than just one day! Just because Pink Shirt Day          •	 It’s really important for your school to have an
is one day, doesn’t mean your role in preventing           anti-bullying policy and for you to know about
bullying ends. Keep the kindness ball rolling at your      it and understand it. Take five minutes to check
school with these activity suggestions that can be         out how easily it is to find your school’s policy.
used beyond the day.                                    •	 If you can’t find it, ask your kaiako or a whānau
                                                           member to get it for you – or ask them to ring
Build up other people’s mana, even                         up the school to ask about it. You can also ask if
after Pink Shirt Day has finished! The                     it can be promoted better!

awhi/support you give your mates,                       Keep Pink Shirt Day front of mind
                                                        Check out the book reviews on topics like anxiety,
fellow tauira or whānau can uplift                      bullying, feeling different and resiliency on our
their mana and help them feel good!                     Good Reads page. Some books have even been
                                                        reviewed by rangatahi your age! Ask your kaiako if
By applying mana manaaki, you’ll                        one of the reviewed books can be spoken about in
be contributing to a positive school                    class.

environment where everyone can feel
valued and respected at all times.
Start a Rainbow Diversity Group (or join one!)
•	 Rainbow Diversity Groups are tauira/student-
   led groups or clubs that provide a safe and
   supportive environment for tauira of diverse
   sexualities, sexes, genders and their allies
   (they’re sometimes known as Queer Straight
   Alliances or Gay Straight Alliances). These
   groups are one way to take an active role in
   preventing bullying at your school.
•	 Ask your kaiako/teacher to check out
   InsideOUT for a resource pack including              Help make your school inclusive and
   great tips for starting a group, what to do in
                                                        supportive of trans and gender diverse
   a group, examples of other groups and lots
   more!                                                tauira
                                                        Check out InsideOUT’s guidebook for creating
                                                        safe and inclusive school environments for trans
                                                        and gender diverse rangatahi. From bullying to
                                                        bathrooms, the Making Schools Safer for Trans
                                                        and Gender Diverse Students resource covers all
                                                        aspects your school may need to think about.

                                                        Take issues of bullying seriously
                                                        If a friend confides in you they are being bullied,
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                                                        take it seriously and let them know you care and
                                                        you will help make it stop. Talk to someone you
                                                        trust, such as a parent, whānau member, friend,
                                                        school counsellor or kaiako or call one of the
                                                        helplines on our ‘Getting Help & Advice’ fact sheet.

                                                        Display the ‘Getting Help and Advice’ fact
                                                        sheet
                                                        Awhi/support others to get further advice about
                                                        bullying by displaying our ‘Getting Help and Advice’
                                                        fact sheet of key helplines on notice boards, your
                                                        classroom and in common areas.

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FACT SHEET #2:
HOW TO BE AN UPSTANDER
WHAT IS A BYSTANDER?                                               FIVE ACTIONS TO BEING AN UPSTANDER
A bystander is someone who sees or knows about                     These actions can help you help other rangatahi, if
bullying that is happening to someone else.                        you feel safe to do so:

Bystanders can be an important part of stopping                    1. A
                                                                       whi/support the person experiencing
bullying!                                                             bullying
You have the power to prevent bullying! Research                   •	 Awhi the person being bullied, even if you just
                                                                      stand beside them and let them know you’ve
shows that more than half of bullying situations
                                                                      got their back.
(57%) stop when tauira/students intervene.                         •	 Encourage them to ask a kaiako/teacher for
                                                                      help or go with them to get help.
WHAT IS AN ‘UPSTANDER’?
                                                                   •	 Give them our ‘Getting Help and Advice’ fact
An Upstander uses words and actions to help the                       sheet.
person who is being bullied. There are a range of helpful          •	 Let them know they’re not alone!
actions you can take, if you feel safe enough to.
                                                                   2. Distract
Upstanders who feel safe enough to take                            Interrupt the bullying in some way:
                                                                   •	 For example, ask the person experiencing
action and apply the value of ‘kōrero                                 bullying if they want to play a game.
awhi’ can help put an end to bullying, and                         •	 Help them to leave the situation they’re in.
                                                                   •	 Anything non-threatening will work.
the target of bullying can recover.
                                                                   3. Call it!
Being an Upstander will help you to                                •	 If you feel safe to, let the person/people doing
be a young leader at school, with your                                the bullying know that what they’re doing is not
                                                                      okay.
whānau and in your local community.                                •	 Use your words to show aroha and kindness to
                                                                      those involved.
                                                                   •	 Don’t stand by and watch.
                                                                   •	 It can be hard to speak up in the moment, but it
                                                                      can make a huge difference.

                                                                   4. Leave and act
                                                                   If you don’t feel safe to step in and speak up while
                                                                   the bullying is happening:
                                                                   •	 Move away from the situation.
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                                                                   •	 Have a wee think before actually doing
                                                                       something.
                                                                   •	 Later, let the person experiencing the bullying
                                                                       know that you saw and ask what might help.
                                                                   •	 You might have a quiet word with the person
                                                                       doing the bullying.
       This is how life should be.
                                                                   5. Get some awhi/support and help
  People should be able to stand up                                •	 There are people who care and want to help!
  for their values in life and stick up                            •	 Support the person to get some help from
                                                                      others – whānau, kaiako, a trusted adult or a
       for the people in their life.                                  helpline and then help them act on their advice.

This fact sheet has been developed based on content from the Australian Human Rights Commission, ReachOUT and Worklogic.      7
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FACT SHEET #3:
KEY VALUES
Aroha and kindness, kōrero awhi and                      Kōrero Awhi
                                                         Kōrero awhi is an important part of Pink Shirt Day!
mana manaaki are three key values for                    Kōrero awhi is about being able to communicate
Pink Shirt Day!                                          clearly, positively and with aroha to others. Kōrero
                                                         awhi helps friends, rangatahi, kaiako/teachers,
The values, developed by E Tū Whānau, are part           tauira/students and whānau relate and feel
of who we are and what makes us strong. These            connnected to each other!
values come from hui/meetings held around the
                                                         Aroha and Kindness
country on what people feel contributes to a
strong and thriving whānau!                              Aroha and kindness is all about giving
                                                         unconditionally and is what Pink Shirt Day is all
                                                         about! Aroha can make your relationships with
                                                         whānau, friends and communities stronger by
                                                         letting each other know on a daily basis, through
                                                         kōrero or actions, that they are loved and/or
                                                         appreciated. Remember – expressing the values of
                                                         aroha and kindness can have a positive effect on
                                                         everyone around you!

                                                         Mana Manaaki
                                                         Māori understandings of mana manaaki include
                                                         many things – with Pink Shirt Day, it means building
                                                         up other people’s mana! The awhi/support you give
                                                         your mates, fellow tauira or whānau can uplift their
                                                         mana and help them feel good! By applying mana
                                                         manaaki, you’ll be contributing to a positive school
                                                         environment where everyone can feel valued and
                                                         respected at all times.

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This fact sheet has been developed based on content developed by E Tū Whānau. You can learn more
about the rest of their important values, including Tikanga, Whakapapa and Whanaungatanga.                        8
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FACT SHEET #4:
FUNDRAISING FOR PINK SHIRT DAY
Every year Pink Shirt Day grows bigger, brighter         Have a bake sale
and bolder than ever before thanks to schools and        Hold a lunchtime bake sale full of sweet pink
kura across Aotearoa who fundraise to support the        treats! Add some pizazz to the baked goodies by
movement! Every dollar raised makes a difference         printing our Pink Shirt Day cupcake flags.
and helps us make our schools kinder and safer for
rangatahi.                                               Print or order our Diversi-tea Kōrero Starter
We believe fundraising should be fun and easy –          Cards
here’s a list of simple ideas to help you build the      When people get to know each other, they are
Pink Shirt Day movement in your school, kura and         more likely to embrace and celebrate their
beyond!                                                  differences and similarities. Our Diversi-tea Kōrero
                                                         Starter Cards could be used in the classroom.
1. Hold a mufti day!
•	 Turn your school into a sea of pink to show your      Spread the movement
   support for Pink Shirt Day! Order our mufti day       Check out our sample text you can use in the
   pack which contains balloons, posters, stickers,      next school newsletter to let friends and whānau
   and a special Pink Shirt Day stencil so you can       know what Pink Shirt Day is all about and why
   get creative and spray your own pink t-shirts         your school and kura is celebrating (and why their
   or create chalk creations across the school           tamariki might ask for a gold coin donation!).
   grounds.
•	 Mufti days are a powerful way to get the whole
   school and kura community involved in the day
   and spread the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa.                              HOW TO DONATE
•	 Collect a gold coin donation!                                   Bank: Bank of New Zealand
                                                                 Name: Mental Health Foundation
Get the official pink t-shirt                                           Account Number:
While many rangatahi will want to create their own                   02-0100-0752592-097
pink t-shirt, we will also have official pink t-shirts            Ref: PSD and the name of your
for sale. If you’re registered for updates, you’ll be                    school or kura.
the first to hear when our official Pink Shirt Day
t-shirt is ready to order.

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FACT SHEET #5:
   ABOUT BULLYING
   What is bullying?
   It isn’t uncommon to hear someone say something insensitive or mean to someone else. Although these
   comments or actions are not okay, bullying has some specific features that make it much more serious and
   harmful.
   •	   Bullying is deliberate – harming another person intentionally
   •	   Bullying involves a misuse of power in a relationship
   •	   Bullying is usually not a one-off – it is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time
   •	   Bullying involves behaviour that can cause harm – it is not a normal part of growing up (Bullying-Free NZ
        Week website, 2017).

   What does it look like?
   Bullying can be:

    PHYSICAL                     VERBAL                         SOCIAL                      CYBERBULLYING
– hitting, tripping up        – insults, threats          – spreading gossip or   – bullying online, via the internet, mobile
                                                            excluding people      phones and social media. It’s a common
                                                                                    form of bullying, especially amongst
                                                                                      young people (Steiner-Fox, 2016).

   Why do some people get bullied?
   We know people are more likely to be bullied if they
   seem different from their peers in some way.                              It’s really important to
   This might include being clever or popular,                            remind people that it’s okay
   differences in race, sexuality, gender identity,                        to be different from others
   ethnicity, religion, disabilities and abilities, weight or
   height.                                                                  and it’s not okay to bully
   That’s why it’s so important to celebrate diversity                      people just because they
   and embrace our differences – we aren’t all the same                     are not the same as you.
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   and that’s a great thing! (Bullying-Free NZ Week
   website, 2017).

   Why do some people bully others?
   Just as there are many reasons someone might experience bullying, there are also many reasons why
   someone might bully someone else.
   •	   They feel unhappy
   •	   They have been the target of bullying themselves
   •	   They want to feel important or powerful
   •	   They don’t realise how their behaviour harms others
   •	   They believe being different is a bad thing.
   Labelling someone who bullies as a “bad person” isn’t right or helpful. While the bullying behaviour isn’t okay,
   someone who bullies others often needs our help and support too.

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Is bullying harmful?
•	 Many studies show that rangatahi who are bullied are more likely to experience mental health issues, such
   as depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts.
•	 This can impact on rangatahi and their learning, relationships and ability to feel good about who they are.
•	 Bullying harms the person being bullied, the person doing the bullying and can also harm those who
   witness it (bystanders).
•	 Rangatahi who bully others, are bullied or both, are more likely to skip classes, drop out of school, and
   perform worse academically than rangatahi who have no conflict with their peers (OECD, 2015).
•	 By taking bullying seriously and celebrating the diversity of your mates and fellow tauira/students,
   everyone can feel safe and supported, and flourish at your school!

       59%                                                       17%
       59% of New Zealand children and young                  17% of New Zealand children and young
     people say being valued and respected for              people say having a good life means feeling
     who they are is important to having a good              safe (including from bullying), valued and
     life (Office of the Children’s Commissioner              respected and being healthy (including
              and Oranga Tamariki, 2019).                    mentally healthy) (Office of the Children’s
                                                            Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki, 2019).

                                                                                        12%

                        4x
                                                                             9%
                                                                 5%
    High school students who had been bullied                    2012      2015/16     2016/17
    weekly or more often were four times more
     likely to experience significant depressive            The number of 15 to 24 year olds struggling
      symptoms than students who had been                   with mental health issues has been steadily
   bullied infrequently or not at all (Clark, 2009).            increasing (Ministry of Health, 2017).

         2017                          79,000
                                                                              $1.8
        2016                   58,000                                        billion
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           The number of young people                       In Australia, after school completion, the
        experiencing anxiety or depression                consequences of bullying continue and are
          has increased in the past year                  estimated to cost $1.8 billion for each single
            (Ministry of Health, 2017).                cohort of students over a period of 20 years (PwC).

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FACT SHEET #6:
     SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE
     LIKELY TO BE TARGETED
     While all young people are potential targets of bullying, some groups can experience higher rates.

     Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying
     These terms refer to bullying based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Young people who
     identify as LGBTQIA+, or are perceived to be part of the rainbow community, experience higher rates of
     bullying than students who do not. However, it is important to note that not all of these students will
     experience homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying.

             LGBTI young people are resilient, have higher rates of volunteering and
             community engagement and are an important part of our community.
           Despite this, LGBTI young people are particularly vulnerable to experiencing
                  homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying (Clark, 2013).

     •	 The Youth‘12 national health and wellbeing survey of New Zealand secondary school students found:

                                                        50%

 Nearly one in five students who are         50% of transgender                           Four out of ten
   same/both sex attracted, or are          students had been hit                   same/both-sex attracted
transgender or unsure of their gender        or physically harmed                     students had been hit
   identity, reported being bullied           on purpose in the                      or physically harmed on
  weekly at school, compared to 6%              last 12 months                        purpose in the last 12
 of their peers (Lucassen, 2014) and             (Clark, 2014).                     months (Lucassen, 2014).
              (Clark, 2014).
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                Discrimination and social exclusion on                    The effects of homophobic and
                the basis of sexuality or gender identity                 biphobic bullying at school can
                has been directly linked to an increased                  be lifelong, and can include lower
                risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal                  educational attainment, lower
                thoughts for LGBTQIA+ young people                        income and lower wellbeing
                (Adams, 2012).                                            (Henrickson, 2008).

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FACT SHEET #7:
GETTING HELP AND ADVICE
TALK TO SOMEONE
  Youthline – 0800 37 66 33, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz for young people, and their
  parents, whānau and friends.
  1737 – Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
  Lifeline – 0800 543 354, (09) 522 2999 or free text ‘4357’ (HELP).
  What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATSUP), www.whatsup.co.nz
  for 5–18 year olds. Phone counselling is available Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm and Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm. Online
  chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
  Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 KIDSLINE)
  for children up to 14 years of age. Available 24/7. Between 4-9pm calls are answered by specially trained
  Year 12 & 13 students.
  Samaritans – 0800 726 666
  for confidential support to anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress 24 hours a day,
  365 days a year.
  Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
  for people in distress, and people who are worried about someone else.

GET SUPPORT ONLINE
  thelowdown.co.nz – visit the website or free text 5626
  support for young people experiencing depression or anxiety.
  Common Ground – www.commonground.org.nz
  for advice about supporting a friend or classmate.
  Netsafe – www.netsafe.org.nz
  for advice on how to stay safe online or call 0508 638 723.

FIND SUPPORT AROUND SEXUALITY OR GENDER IDENTITY
  InsideOUT – hello@insideout.org.nz, www.facebook.com/insideoutkoaro/,
  Twitter: @insideoutkoaro, Instagram: @insideoutkoaro
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  works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.
  OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE), www.outline.org.nz
  for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Free phone counselling is available Monday
  to Friday, 9am–9pm, and weekends/holidays 6pm–9pm.
  RainbowYOUTH – info@ry.org.nz, www.facebook.com/rainbowyouth,
  Twitter: @RainbowYOUTH, Instagram: rainbowyouth
  offers support for young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28.

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New Zealand’s annual nationwide Bullying-
Free NZ Week aims to support schools             Create a student
and their communities to raise awareness         advisory group
of bullying and highlight their work in
bullying prevention.                            Plan activities for Bullying-
                                                  Free NZ Week with a
The week starts on Monday 13 May and             group of students to get
ends with the Mental Health Foundation’s           everyone involved.
Pink Shirt Day, Friday 17 May.

WHAKANUIA TŌU ĀHUA AKE!
CELEBRATING BEING US! is a
chance for students to celebrate what                                           Gather and share
makes them unique – such as talents,                                                 ideas
interests, appearance, disability, culture,
race, gender or sexuality – and encourage                                         Encourage students to
                                                                                  gather and share their
schools to build environments where
                                                                                bullying prevention ideas
everyone is welcome, safe and free from                                         in assemblies or lessons.
bullying. Schools can take part in a range of
fun and easy bullying prevention-themed
activities and take the opportunity to review
their policy and practice.

It’s really important students talk about           Use a slogan
bullying—they’re the experts in knowing
what it’s like to be bullied today and the       Use the official Bullying-
best way to support them.                         Free NZ Week slogan
                                                 Celebrating being us!,
Free resources to start talking about           or come up with your own.
bullying and share ideas are available
at www.bullyingfree.nz

Enter the 2019 Bullying-Free NZ Week competition
           Make a short film, compose a song, create a rap, write a
           story or poem, or make a PowerPoint presentation.

           Three age groups: junior, intermediate, and senior.
Award-winning schools will each receive $500 worth of resources of their
choice. Check out last year’s winners at www.BullyingFree.nz

For more information, activity ideas and
free resources visit www.bullyingfree.nz or
email info@bullyingfree.nz
                                                                                WEEK 13-17 MAY 2019
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