Pro-social student culture and students' social strategies

The Prosocial student culture and strategies aspect has a different focus from the other components of the SSRT and Student Survey.

The items in this aspect collect data about staff and student perceptions of students’ prosocial behaviours at school and the social strategies used by students and their peer group.  This data can be used for tracking purposes as well as to suggest next step directions.

Rather than having a separate module with suggestions about ways of addressing this aspect, it is addressed collectively through the other modules

Focus questions
  1. Did the “Prosocial student culture” or “Students social strategies” W@S data suggest any next steps for your school?
  2. Do you have other school data about this? What does this tell you?

Ways of working across other aspects could include

Does your school data summary report show that a number of students do not consider their peer culture to be caring or that they have strategies they can use to relate well to others? If so, one first step could be to collect more information from students. 

  1. Look at your data to see if there are any particular groups of students who are less likely to report they have range of strategies they can use (you can look at the data by year level, gender, ethnicity, or class group).
  2. Arrange a group discussion with representatives from the student groups identified in Step 1 above. During these discussions you can gather more information about students’ perspectives as well as their ideas about ways forward.
  3. Develop a plan that considers the data from your school and the suggestions in the W@S Next step modules.
  4. Follow up with annual survey data collection and consultation with students.


See PB4L for detailed information about tips and tools for Promoting positive behaviour to deter bullying.