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One in Three Australians Say They’ve Been Trolled Online

More than one in three Australians say they've experienced online harassment, which includes abusive behavior, unwanted sexual messages and intimidation, a new study from The Australia Institute has found. The survey, which asked 1557 Australian workers about online harassment and cyber hate, found more than one in three were targeted - the equivalent of 8.8 [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:37:59+11:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Social Media, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Almost half of the poorer mental health we see in teenagers with a disability is due to bullying, our new research shows. If we could stop the high levels of bullying that adolescents with a disability experience, we could make a big difference to their health, learning and wellbeing. So school anti-bullying programs need to [...]

‘To the Syrian Refugee — I Say Sorry:’ Bullying Video Revolts World

On a school field in northern England last month, a group of boys closed in fast upon their target. “Hey, Jamal, come here!” the boy in the blue jumper yelled, as others strode beside him, one of them holding a phone aloft to record the pursuit. A young refugee, known as Jamal, was grabbed by [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:40:53+11:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or anything, really -- has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful [...]

Bullying: ‘Our Daughter’s Beautiful Light has Dimmed’

Jenny was different. Born with a rare disease, she was larger in size than other kids at school and a little bit slower. She also has a mild facial abnormality which I will not mention here as I don’t want her to be identified, which is why I have also changed her name. Jenny has [...]

By |2018-10-15T10:23:40+11:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Half of World’s Teens Experience Peer Violence in and around School – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 6 September 2018 – Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools says that peer violence – measured as the number of children who report having been bullied in [...]

By |2018-09-10T10:31:52+11:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways You Can Help if Your Child is Being Bullied, According to Experts

The death of nine-year-old Jamel Myles, whose mum says he killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying, has shaken the world. Leia Rochelle Pierce, from Denver, Colorado, says her son had initially been proud to tell children in his school that he was gay. However, when he returned they started bullying him, and some pupils told [...]

By |2018-09-03T12:35:28+11:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Almost half of the poorer mental health we see in teenagers with a disability is due to bullying, our new research shows. If we could stop the high levels of bullying that adolescents with a disability experience, we could make a big difference to their health, learning and wellbeing. So school anti-bullying programs need to [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:39:45+11:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Staff Narrowly Prevent Child’s Suicide as Don Dale Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

Staff unions have described Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre as once again being consumed by a violent crisis. A series of violent incidents at the centre over the last month have not been made public by the Territory Government. "It's been at crisis point for quite a while now, and it needs to get [...]

Social Media, Increased Depression, and What Parents Can Do

The risks associated with social media are regularly reported in the media, and you may have experienced some of them already yourself or with your kids. A new study (Primack et al., 2018) adds important research to the discussion, finding that negative experiences on social media are significantly correlated with increased depressive feelings (a greater [...]