Cyber Bullying

comp.jpgSadly it’s always been a part of school yard life and while we’ve woken up more and more to the often devastating effects of bullying, in the past our children would at least have the safe haven of our homes at the end of the day.

Over the past few years an even more insidious form of bullying has become all encompassing, reaching into every corner of the life of its victims. An innovative digital campaign was launched this week to help young people reduce the growing incidence of cyber bullying. The campaign, called Cyber Bullying Affects Real Lives, educates young internet users about the destructive nature of cyber bullying and empowers them with tools to help prevent it.

Yesterday during my morning radio programme I spoke to Maree Faulkner, CEO of NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).

Maree explained more about cyber bullying and how they’re working to overcome it. You can hear the interview by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.

Have you ever suffered at the hands of a bully? Was it when you were at school or in a workplace? How did you deal with it? Have you ever been the one doing the bullying and do you regret your actions now?


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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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