Victims and their families can feel totally helpless. But some schools are trialling a new approach to combat bullying.
These days, it is common for Victorian primary schools to pair preps with older pupils as part of the anti-bullying Better Buddies program. One Melbourne school has taken it a step further.
They came from Armidale, Bourke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Delroy, Dubbo South, Inverell, Moree and Tamworth. The state's most academically committed indigenous students were rewarded for their efforts in Sydney this week.