The P.E.A.C.E. Pack is an intervention program addressing bullying in schools, presenting school based strategies that have been proven to reduce school bullying.
Teachers, students, principals, parents and school administrators from day-care centres, kindergartens and primary and secondary schools have all contributed to the development of the P.E.A.C.E pack.
Since 2001, over 40 primary and secondary schools in Australia have evaluated the P.E.A.C.E pack. Evaluations have involved pre and post testing and longitudinal studies across 1-3 years.
It has also been translated and implemented in Japan (3 schools) , Malta (9 schools) and Greece (300 schools) . It is currently being implemented in schools in Italy.
Over 12,000 students and their teachers have been involved in the evaluations. Typically there are significant reductions in self reported victimisation (17-33%) , reductions in bullying of other students (5-10%) , increases in coping skills , feelings of safety at school, school belonging and benefits to the reported wellbeing of students.
In 2018, the Department for Education, South Australia, funded a $300,000 trial of the P.E.A.C.E pack across 23 schools in South Australia.
- Professor Phillip Slee
- Dr Grace Skrzypiec