Bullying

The recent release of the Speaking out Survey 2021 provides an important reminder going into the Christmas holiday of the need for young people to exercise care and be vigilant when online. The survey of more than 16,500 WA school children is one of the biggest...

The results were tragic.  One teenager killed, one injured and a 16-year-old boy charged with murder.[1]  According to police, it all started with a series of aggressive social media messages between two groups of teenagers.[2]What is it about social media that allows violence to escalate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc4EIFnbT0MI am experiencing cyber-bullying, what can I do about it?1. Talk to a trusted friend, parent, or teacher.A person who engages in cyberbullying often wants to make you feel isolated and alone.  Surround yourself with supportive friends and adults who you trust and who look...

Bullying continues to have serious and disastrous consequence in the lives of our young people.  The West Australian on 25 June ran an article Grieving mums want changes to spare other the pain – calls for reform to end the curse of teen suicide. The article...

Introduction: Young Writers SpaceIt is great to introduce Haydn to readers. Haydn is a young person, who is an aspiring writer, and we are privileged to have him writing and sharing some of his experiences for other young people.Haydn has studied commerce at UWA, majoring in...

International studies estimate that 62- 68% of young people will have been exposed to at least 1 traumatic event by the time they are 17[1]. Traumatic experiences range from single events that involve exposure to actual or threatened death or serious injury such as car accidents...

World Mental Health Day was on the 10thOctober.  It was a day to reflect and do something for our mental health, particularly given the impact of COVID-19.  The normal stresses of life have been amplified by the uncertainty created by COVID-19 and the impact on...

In the definition of bullying, an important aspect is the person or group who is experiencing the bullying behaviour feels helpless to respond.  As parents we can encourage our children to learn skills that will build their capacity to feel less helpless.  The skills we...

Despite the apparent acceptance and increasing number of role models for young people who are LGBTIQ+, same sex attracted, and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people are still experiencing homophobia and bullying. ...

Who do you tell when you are experiencing bullying? It can be difficult to know what to do.  If I tell am I “a dobber”? Will telling the teacher make it worse?  Will the other students who are bullying me become sneakier and more covert and just make my...

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