$450,000 for round three of Bully Stoppers grants (17.06.2014)

Written on the 19 June 2014

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier is encouraging primary and secondary schools to apply for the third round of the Victorian Government’s Bully Stoppers school grants - worth a total of $450,000.

“The Victorian Coalition Government has already provided $750,000 to 187 schools to encourage schools and students to think about how they can stamp out bullying behaviour,” Ms Crozier said.

“Since the start of the program in 2013, students have educated their peers about cyber safety; students have written anti-bullying songs and choreographed anti-bullying dances, designed iPad apps and hosted student forums on bullying.

“Schools in have an opportunity to raise awareness of bullying and spread the important Bully Stoppers message – make a stand and lend a hand.”

 

Since the Bully Stoppers campaign began:

  • 187 Victorian schools have received Bully Stoppers grants to run anti-bullying programs
  • Activities and competitions like ‘Name the Campaign’, Bully Stoppers quiz and ‘Pledge Your Way to Home and Away’ have attracted more than 1,600 entries
  • Approximately 120,000 people have viewed the Bully Stoppers ad on YouTube, and hundreds of thousands more have viewed the ad on TV
  • More than 167,000 people have visited the Bully Stoppers website.

In addition, more than 1,800 Victorian schools – four out of every five schools in the state – have signed up to the Victorian Government’s $10 million eSmart cyber safety initiative with the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to continuing to share the important Bully Stoppers message, and is working to ensure our school communities are safe, inclusive and supportive learning environments for all students and staff,” Ms Crozier said.

Every Victorian Government school will receive a Bully Stoppers pack – including posters, certificates for Bully Stopper of the Month and some of our most popular advice sheets from our Bully Stoppers experts.

Applications are now open for primary and secondary schools, and close on 18 July.


 

To find out more visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/pringrants.aspx


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