Nothing stirs the heart of a parent more than bullying. I don’t think there is a week that goes by without a story in the media about a child being bullied.
More than half of all Australia’s young people have experienced bullying using the web, smartphones or social media – and parents need to be more aware.
Despite improvement in school facilities, education curriculum, teaching methods and training, bullying is a serious problem in Australian schools.
We hear these conversations and these ‘sideways’ comments, good willed men (and women) need to stand up and have the conversation. They must make it clear it is not OK.
Kids Helpline has issued a list of the signs of bullying, self-harm, anxiety and avoidance that parents and teachers should look out for.