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Solid kids – solid schools – solid families

Posted on: 1 October, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 4, October - December 2010
Related to Infants and young children

The Solid kids – solid schools – solid families website is about locally relevant and culturally secure bullying prevention and management in the mid west education district of Western Australia. Although there is much information about bullying in non-Aboriginal school-age children and young people in Australia, there is very little information about the bullying experiences of Aboriginal children. This makes it difficult to help Yamaji kids involved in bullying. From 2006-2009 the Solid kids, solid schools project worked with Yamaji communities in the mid west, Murchison region of Western Australia to find out about childhood bullying experiences. Aboriginal community members of all ages (Elders, children and young people, parents and carers, and Aboriginal school staff) talked with project staff about what they call bullying actions, why they think bullying happens, and how it feels to be Aboriginal and bullied.

The Solid kids, solid schools project is guided by a steering committee which assists the project with leadership and support. The steering committee is made up of community members who are experts in teaching and working with Yamaji children and young people.