New strategy being developed
Bullying in any form, targeted at any student is unacceptable in our schools.
The government is strongly committed to supporting schools to prevent, identify and respond to bullying for all students.
An overarching anti-bullying strategy, with a whole of school approach informed by current research and evidence, that supports the needs of all students is currently being developed to address all types of bullying, including cyber bullying and non-physical forms of harassment.
The strategy will include targeted resources directed towards high risk student groups, including, but not limited to, same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, students with a disability and culturally diverse students.
The new approach to anti-bullying will provide broader scale support, training and resources to help staff to identify and address bullying and to create safe and inclusive environments for all students.
As part of this new approach, the Safe Schools Anti-Bullying initiative (SSAI) will formally end on 13 July.
Supports for schools and students
Schools and students will continue to be supported to prevent and respond to any bullying in our schools.
To ensure continued support following the cessation of the SSAI, the department has partnered with expert consultants in the area of intersex, gender diversity and sexual diversity to provide anti-bullying advice, support and training while the new strategy is being developed.
Schools can contact the Engagement and Wellbeing team on 8226 2069 or email education.engagementandwellbeing [at] sa.gov.au.
Parents and students are encouraged to speak with their school principal to find out more.