For community groups
Everyone has a role in creating safe and supportive places for children and young people.
Community groups, sporting groups and local businesses
To get behind the National Day of Action, you could:
- Contact your local school to find out if you can support their activities.
- Run your own event on the day to show that your group does not tolerate bullying or violence in any way.
Kindergartens and child care centres
To support the National Day of Action, focus on activities to help young children learn about how to get on with others and how to solve their problems without physical or verbal aggression. These resources and lesson plans can be used any time of the year.
Download the Bullying. No Way! free app for iPad and Android tablets for children from 3 - 8 years of age. The Allen Adventure is an interactive story to help children learn about how to tell how others are feeling, how to get on with others and how to deal with difficult social situations. The app is supported by information for educators and parents on the Bullying. No Way! Young Children section.
The Allen Adventure lesson plans have been developed for early childhood educators based on the story of The Allen Adventure. These lesson plans promote social and emotional development and pro-social behaviour and provide opportunities for learning skills and discussing the importance of getting on with each other.
The Allen Adventure app is also supported by new The Allen Adventure booklets. The four booklets provide the story of each chapter of The Allen Adventure and can be used on their own or with the app or lesson plans.
The Allen Adventure postcards have been created to use with young children. The postcards show scenes from The Allen Adventure. Young children can draw themselves into the pictures and show what they might do if they were in the same situation as Allen and the other characters.
Listen to the Kinda Mean song from The Allen Adventure with your group and make up a dance or write additional lyrics to the song. Arrange a performance of Kinda Mean for young children using the Kinda Mean musical scores. Scores are available for a full band, voice, guitar, keyboard, percussion and other instruments.