What is Australia doing about Cyberbullying?

What does Cyberbullying look like?
Cyberbullying comes in many forms, but the most common are:

● receiving mean or hurtful text messages from someone you know or even someone you don’t know
● receiving nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
● people sending photos and videos of you to others without your permission to try and embarrass or hurt you
● people spreading rumours or lies about you via emails or social networking sites or text messages
● people trying to stop you from communicating with others or excluding you from chat groups
● people stealing your passwords or logging into your accounts and changing the information there
● people setting up fake profiles pretending to be you, or posting messages or status updates from your accounts.

Is your child at risk to become bully’s target?

Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:
Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different. clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”.
Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves.
Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem.
Are less popular than others and have few friends.
Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention.

Bullying Kills in Athens Greece

ATHENS – Greek police are investigating whether a 15-year-old boy found hanged on the balcony of his family home in the neighborhood of Argyroupoli on the morning of July 8 had been a victim of bullying at school. Police sources told Kathimerini left a note explaining that he could not face continuing with his life…

Why do bullies bully?

What we ​know A student can bully another person because they: don’t like the person find bullying fun like to feel tough, strong and in control think it will make them popular. Bullying can also happen because the student gets a reaction they like. Teaching students who have been bullied some strategies, including ways to limit their reaction…

School Playground Bullies

School Playground Bullies & Remembering your Childhood.
Did you make it through childhood without hearing any taunts?
Were you ever excluded from a party to which all of your friends were invited?
Did anyone roll their eyes when you spoke?
Whisper behind your back or even right in front of you?
Spread rumors about you?