Who we are About us About us Bully Zero is Australia's leading bullying prevention charity. In 2009, prior to forming Bully Zero, Ali Halkic’s son Allem tragically fell victim to cyber bullying. Through the determination of not wanting the same fate for another child, Ali successfully lobbied the Victorian State Government in erecting barriers along the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne, preventing hundreds of suicides as a result. Because of this terrible tragedy, Ali and a small group of dedicated parents who had also experienced their own tragic loss, worked tirelessly to set up the new organisation with the belief that no parent should have to bury a child as a consequence of such insidious behaviour. The organisation was launched in March 2013 by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard AC. Today, Ali’s determination for change is carried through in his work as a Director and Founding Patron of Bully Zero. Our Vision An Australia where we all feel safe, valued and respected. Our Mission To prevent and reduce bullying through evidence-based education, advocacy, and support for all communities across Australia. Our approach We focus on three areas to prevent bullying and deliver our mission and vision: Education: We deliver a range of evidence based education programs to young people, parents, teachers and employees to help prevent bullying. Advocacy: We advocate to governments and other key stakeholders for changes to policy and legislation that play a part in reducing bullying. We develop research on bullying and raise awareness of the issue and its impact amongst the Australian community. Support: We provide evidence based support, information and advice to the Australian community on how they can stop any bullying they or their children may be experiencing. Bullying isn't a problem that makes headlines every day, but every day it touches the lives of people across Australia. No parent should have to bury a child as a consequence of such insidious behaviour. Our charitable status Bully Zero Australia Foundation is a registered company limited by guarantee. We are governed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Our ACN number is 160 383 406. Bully Zero Australia Foundation is also registered as a Public Benevolent Institution PBI, allowing us to operate as a not for profit organisation. We are governed by the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. Our ABN Number is 94 160 383 406. Bully Zero Australian Foundation is DRG (Item 1) registered.