Did you know that 15 per cent of Australian primary school students report being bullied at least once a week?
Bullying occurs in every school. It is physically, socially and psychologically damaging, with the hurt extending beyond the victim to the bully and the bystanders who witness the activity.
Flinders University researcher Dr Phillip Slee has developed a secondary school based intervention, known as the P.E.A.C.E Pack, to improve mental health and reduce the harm of bullying.
The P.E.A.C.E. Pack has been evaluated in over 40 schools across Australia together with schools in Japan, Greece and Italy. Research has found that it significantly improves the mental health of young adolescents aged 12-16, reduces the level of bullying and promotes new coping skills.
Researchers are now looking to extend this intervention into primary schools.
With your help, primary school students can receive the benefits of a bullying-free life and its harmful effects.
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