National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is Australia’s largest anti-bullying event for schools. In 2014, close to one million students participated in a range of activities held in schools to mark the NDA.

In 2015, schools across Australia are invited to register for the fifth annual NDA and take a stand against bullying and violence.

The NDA will be held on Friday, 20 March and provides the opportunity for schools to promote their own anti-bullying messages and programmes to their community.

By participating in the NDA, schools, students teachers and parents can:

  • support the key message that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time
  • run their own activities to counter bullying in a proactive and positive way
  • utilise lesson plans and other resources provided on the Bullying. No Way! website.

Schools that take part in the NDA are encouraged to share their plans with their school community to encourage participation and send a clear message that bullying and violence, in or outside the classroom, are not okay.

Schools are encouraged to show their support by registering now at the Bullying. No Way! website.

A range of resources are available for schools, parents and educators on the Bullying No Way! website.

These include:

  • New Stand Together lesson plans for teachers to promote the 2015 NDA
  • Fact sheets
  • Tips for parents

The NDA is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group and is an initiative of all Australian education ministers.

A range of other resources to help counter bullying and support safety and wellbeing for the whole school community are available for schools, parents and educators on the Bullying. No Way! website and on the Safe Schools Hub.