Hawker Brownlow Education

Every Child. Everywhere. Feels Safe. Prevent Bullying in Your School.


Whole-School Social and Emotional Wellbeing Initiative for Schools

Friendly Schools is a whole-school approach to support schools to develop a culture of respect, to increase social and emotional wellbeing, and prevent bullying in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Friendly Schools Plus

Introduction to the six components of the Friendly Schools Initiative

“Friendly Schools is a multi-component, evidence-based, whole-school initiative involving the whole-school community to build social skills, create supportive environments and significantly reduce bullying in school communities. It draws on 13 major research projects conducted over 15 years involving 27 000 Australian school students.”

Prof. Donna Cross
Founder and chief researcher
Friendly Schools

'The 4-Step Process'
of Friendly Schools

The 5 Step Process

Friendly Schools


Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Survey Student
Step 4
Survey Teacher