Students Take a Stand Against Bullying Fri 15 March 2013 Nick McKim Minister for Education and Skills More than 13,000 Tasmanian students from 31 government and non-government schools are taking a stand against bullying today as part of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, today visited Ogilvie High school where students spelt out Bullying No Way on the oval to express the school's stance on bullying and violence. Mr McKim said the theme of the day of action was Take A Stand Together, providing an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and the whole community to take a stand together against bullying. "We all need to send a message that bullying and violence, in or outside of school is not okay - at any time. "Often people witnessing bullying don't do anything because they feel powerless or afraid. "Students need to take a stand and do something positive, be supportive and communicate that bullying and violent behaviour is not appropriate or acceptable. "Many of our schools already have excellent strategies for addressing bullying and supporting positive behaviour and this day is a great way for schools to reinforce the message and promote what they are doing "I'd like to congratulate students at Ogilvie High as well as all of the students around Tasmania who are taking part in the national day of action. "These students are helping to shape the school experience for those who will come after them. "I'd urge everyone to take a stand against bullying," Mr McKim said.