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Bored and Bullying

It is easy when we are feeling bored, or when we feel put down by another person to go onto social media and take it out on other people.

Bullying on Instagram

Instagram like every other social media platform creates a platform for potential cyberbullying, harassment and just unpleasant behaviour.

What is Catfishing?

Cat Fishing is when someone takes information and images, from another person, and uses them to create a new identity for themselves.

What is an Internet Troll?

An internet troll is someone who intentionally comments rude or upsetting statements online in an attempt to get an emotional reaction out of others.

Be the Power For Good

Superheroes may be different to us, but we can be the power for good by having the confidence and strength to be kind.

What do you say?

Sometimes it is challenging to know what to do or say, when we know people around us are being bullied either online or in person.

Stop Cyberbullying 2022 Campaign

In 2022 Youth Legal Service continues to call out online bad behaviour and cyberbullying by saying #Stop.

Bullying on TikTok

Tik Tok has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms with now more than 755 million users world-wide.

Mind the Gap – Awareness of online risks

Over the last three years, the eSafety Commission has released a paper on different aspects of young people’s online behaviour. 

Online Safety Act 2021

The On-line Safety Act 2021 (Cth) came into effect on 23 January this year. 

Young People Online in 2022

The on-line space continues to evolve as we adapt how we communicate, date and interact with each other. 

Unwanted Contact

Research shows one in four young people are contacted by strangers online.

Things you can do if you are being cyberbullied

Cyberbullying and online harassment can leave us feeling we have no control and nothing we can do. Feeling powerless and helpless can make us feel more anxious and stressed.

Bullying on Facebook

If you are experience bullying or harassment on Facebook, do not think it will necessarily go away or that Facebook will pick it up. Don’t let your mental health be beaten down by cyberbullying.

Trolls

Trolls are a type of cyberbully who enjoy inflicting ridicule on other people and humiliating them.  Their aim is to try and make people angry and they do this by trying to deliberately provoke a reaction from you.

Microaggression and Bullying

Hear the word “bully” or “bullying”, and what images come to mind for you? Someone who is being mean or nasty?

Cyberbullying and Body Shame

Body shaming is one of the common forms of cyberbullying.

Do you know the following eight facts about cyberbullying?

There are many misconceptions about cyberbullying – did you know these 8 facts?

Youth Perspective

Empathy is an essential quality to teach, encourage and develop in young people if we want to deal with bullying and cyber-bullying.

Faulty Thinking

Empathy is an essential quality to teach, encourage and develop in young people if we want to deal with bullying and cyber-bullying.

Building Resilience

Empathy is an essential quality to teach, encourage and develop in young people if we want to deal with bullying and cyber-bullying.

The Importance of Empathy

Empathy is an essential quality to teach, encourage and develop in young people if we want to deal with bullying and cyber-bullying.

Refusal Skills

Experiencing online bullying and harassment is challenging. It make us feel isolated, alone, angry, and it can affect our mental health.

Resilience

Experiencing online bullying and harassment is challenging. It make us feel isolated, alone, angry, and it can affect our mental health.

Accessing Privacy Settings on Social Media Sites

All social media apps allow you to control who looks at your information. Each app allows different controls over what you share with your friends, family, and the rest of the world.

Sexual bullying

Sexual bullying in Australia is often not recognised because it is seen as part of sexual harassment…

Tips for helpful communications with your child about bullying

As parents and carers, you will often be the first to know your child is experiencing bullying behaviour from another child or group of children. Our natural reaction as parents is to protect our children.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is using technology such as your mobile phone, the internet, or social media to say or send abusive comments, lies; or rumours…

Negative Effects of Cyberbullying

We can never underestimate the impact of cyber-bullying on young people. The feelings of isolation, humiliation and loneliness can be intense and overwhelming.

Racist Bullying

Remember, everyone has a different experience being Australian. Respect and learn about the different cultural groups and nationalities that are around you.

Talking to a friend

Sometimes, it is hard to know what to say to our friend when they are being bullied or hassled on line.