Fighting Cyberbullying with a Culture of Inclusion

Mobile PhoneCyber-bullying is a sign of the times, but how many of our young are really facing it, and what can we do? Drew Turney learns more.

According to research by a cybersecurity vendor, one in three Australian children have been harmed by cyberbullying during 2012-2013, a figure that may well have increased in the time since.

Symantec, the company behind products like Norton Antivirus, said 32 percent of children surveyed in The Norton Report: Family Edition had been harmed, 45 percent of which don’t tell their parents or teachers.

Emily May agrees that the statistics reflect the pervasiveness she’s seen in her practice. May’s a psychologist who runs Fostering Hope, a Sydney practise that specialises in children, young people and families.

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