- Abusive situations
- What kinds of abuse are there?
- What should I do if I'm a victim of any form of abuse?
- What should my parents or other adults do if they suspect I'm being abused?
- What if I suspect my friend is benig abused?
- What can I do?
- What can my parents or other adults do to help me?
- What are the warning signs that someone I know is being abused?
- How can parents better manage their behaviour towards me?
- What if someone asks me to perform an act I don't want to do?
- What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
- How can I avoid being sexually assaulted?
- How can I help a friend who says he/she has been sexually assaulted?
- Why is bullying an important safety issue?
- What should I do if I'm bullied?
- How can I avoid it happening at all?
- What should my parents (or other adults) do?
- How can my parents help prevent me from being bullied?
- How can I tell if someone I know is being bullied?
- Why does the bully act like that?
- How should a bully be treated?
- What's the best way to avoid or deal with "cyber-bullies"?
- How can my parents help?
- What is my school doing to protect my friends and me from bullying?
- Why should my parents be worried about me finding unsuitable information and sites?
- What kind of information are my parents worried I'll find?
- What is "social networking" and how can it be dangerous?
- Are supsicious contacts or predators the only danger?
- Should I have a webcam on my computer?
- What should I ask my parents and older brothers and sisters to do to keep me safe?
- What else can my parents do to keep me safe?
- What are the signs of inappropriate internet use?
- How can a predator call me if I don't give out my number?
- Mobile phones
- What can schools do?
- What should be done if a phone is lost or stolen?
- How can predators use mobile phones to contact me?
- Useful Contacts (National)
- Useful Contacts (Queensland)
Why is bullying an important safety issue?
Bullying can be distressing to children, and affect their ability to participate in and enjoy school, sport and other group activities. It can also have long-term effects on children's self-esteem and confidence, and on their ability to fit in and function in groups.
Bullying usually happens when older people - or others that are more "powerful" than the bullying children - are not present, and is often accompanied by threats of harm if the victim of bullying reports the behaviour. Just as children should be told how to deal with various forms of abuse, so is it important that you know how to deal with bullying and report it if it occurs.