National Bullying Prevention Week 2023 Bully Zero is proud to host National Bullying Prevention Week. This year, the week will be held on Monday 14th August - Sunday 20th August 2023. Bullying impacts over 2 million Australians every year: whether it's young people at school, employees in the workplace or all ages online, many face the challenging impacts of becoming targets of bullying behaviours. Why is this week necessary? According to statistics, 1 in 4 young people and up to 1 in 9 employees experience bullying. Millions of Australians are impacted directly and indirectly each year. In addition, approximately one in five school students reported experiencing online bullying in any one year and up to 100,000 school children stay home each day because they feel unsafe. Research has shown that victims of bullying report more severe anxiety symptoms than others. Being bullied is also linked to social anxiety, which often lasts into adulthood and increases the risk of developing personality disorders. Depression is another negative consequence of bullying, which might lead to suicidal ideation and even suicide attempts. The National Bullying Prevention Week will serve as an important platform to raise awareness of bullying and its impact on individuals and communities. The week will also help Bully Zero to raise vital funds to deliver our education and support programs across Australia. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to employees and employers, to the media and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying. Meet Hiro Harry is now known as Hiro. A 16-year-old young man who spends his days educating the community and protecting civilians from people who try to bring them down. He promotes kindness and wants to partner with YOU to stand up for those who have been bullied and bring safety, respect and harmony to all lives. Find out more about Hiro GET INVOLVED ON SUPERHIRO WEDNESDAY Bully Zero is proud to be hosting SuperHIRO Wednesday - an annual fun day that involves schools, workplaces and the community wearing their favourite superhero outfit (or symbol) on Wednesday 16th August 2023. ITS EASY TO GET INVOLVED ENCOURAGE your community, school or workplace to commit to SuperHIRO Wednesday. REGISTER to receive your free SuperHIRO Wednesday Info Pack with instructions and activities. REMIND your household, community, school and workplace to dress up on Wednesday 16th August 2023. COLLECT donations from those who dress up on the day! DONATE what you have raised to Bully Zero. Register for SuperHIRO Wednesday HERE Booking for this event has now closed.