Programme aims to reduce bullying in schools

Sun Live, 13 May 2019
The Graeme Dingle Foundation believes there are important positives that can be taken to mitigate bullying and help Kiwi kids succeed.

A report released by the Education Review Office shows New Zealand has a relatively high rate of bullying in schools and highlights a need for consistency and coherence in how schools’ approach bullying prevention.

With 25 years of experience in working with children and young people, the Graeme Dingle Foundation supports the need for consistency and coherence and believes in supporting the whole school.

“Improving the way in which students interact with each other to create happier schools and building resilience in kids is a big step in the right direction,” says Graeme Dingle Foundation’s Research and Evaluation Manager Julie Moore.

“We have had incredibly positive success with our Kiwi Can programme in the bullying space. We contribute to reducing bullying by creating caring schools and building resilient children with the life skills needed to deal with conflict and the negative behaviour of others,” she says.

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