Hundreds of schools and community groups across Australia will today take part in activities aimed at sending one clear message nationwide: bullying and violence is never okay.

18 March 2016

Friday 18 March marks the sixth National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence—a day that encourages the entire school community together to take a stand against these two damaging aspects of school life.

Sadly, victims today are often bullied at school and beyond the school yard, with the internet providing an outlet for bullies to target their victims outside of regular school hours, often in complete anonymity.

But the internet can also be a powerful tool in making real positive change. This National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner is hosting a number of free virtual classrooms across the country to educate students about cyberbullying, what to do when they experience cyberbullying and how they can communicate safely online.

A number of resources are available to help children, parents and teachers deal with bullying and cyberbullying. For more information visit the Bullying. No Way! website.