STUDENT-LED ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT UNDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (uhs) STUDENT SURVEY

Note: the survey is at the bottom of the page

The Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) is working in your school for the whole year to deliver the student-led anti-bullying project. This project involves supporting you as students to understand, develop and implement your own ideas for reducing and responding to bullying in your school community.

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE EXPERTS IN THEIR OWN LIVES

  • Your experiences, opinions, ideas, questions and concerns are unique.

  • You have a right to be involved in decisions that affect you.

  • When decision makers (ie government) make decisions that affect young people without talking to young people, they can end up making assumptions and poor decisions.

  • That’s why YACSA exists.- to ensure that the needs of young South Australians are understood and taken into account by decision makers.

 WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!

We want to help make your school safer and welcoming for all students by improving school responses and approaches to bullying. In order to do that, we need to hear from you!

This survey is anonymous, the information will be collected and kept by YACSA. Your feedback will inform the student-led anti-bullying project, which will support students to understand, develop and implement their own ideas for reducing and responding to bullying in your school community.

 BEFORE WE BEGIN – WHAT IS BULLYING?

Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.

Bullying can happen in person or online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time (for example, through sharing of digital records)

Bullying of any form or for any reason can have immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.

Bullying has three main features:

  • It involves a misuse of power in a relationship

  • It is ongoing and repeated, and

  • It involves behaviours that can cause harm.

(You can find more by clicking this link).

IF THIS SURVEY BRINGS UP ANY ISSUES FOR YOU

Know that you can access support by contacting:

Lifeline: call 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue: call 1300 22 4636 or visit www.beyondblue.org.au for more information or to chat online

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