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Grants Available for Programs to Prevent Bullying - Australia

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/07/26/grants-available-for-programs-to-prevent-bullying-australia">Grants Available for Programs to Prevent Bullying - Australia</a>

Youth Minister Kate Ellis has announced today that school bullying and cyber-bullying will be targeted in this year’s $500,000 Federal Government youth grants program. Offering grants of up to $70,000 under the Youth Development and Support Program for projects aimed at developing leadership skills and encouraging cyber-safety and anti-bullying behaviour in communities, this is a welcome initiative. Read full article

Understanding Children Who Bully

<a href="/blogs/2012/08/10/understanding-children-who-bully">Understanding Children Who Bully</a>

We are in the midst of an epidemic. One in seven kids suffer from it. It destroys lives and can have fatal consequences...As a community, there are things we can all do to decrease the likelihood that children will become bullies...Teens, although highly vulnerable to slights, are quick to dish them out. Testing each other and the world, their expressions are often uncensored... Read full article

Useful Legal Information for Children and Teens Online

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/07/18/useful-legal-information-for-children-and-teens-online">Useful Legal Information for Children and Teens Online</a>

Lawstuff Australia, in partnership with the Children's Legal Services of Legal Aid NSW, have developed a series of fact sheets to provide children with information on what types of activities are against the law when using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Information on sexting, copyright infringement, defamation and privacy are included. A great resource for your teens, and hopefully for them to share around on Facebook. Read full article

Australian Children Exposed to Greater Risks Online than European Children

<a href="/articles/australian-children-exposed-to-greater-risks-online-than-european-children">Australian Children Exposed to Greater Risks Online than European Children</a>

Four hundred Australian children (9 to 16 years old) and their parents, were interviewed for an Australian study about risks and safety for children on the internet. And by comparing the results of this survey with a larger European survey, it was found that Australian children are among the “youngest and most prolific users of the internet in the world.” ...The following risks were identified in both the Australian Report and the European study by EU Kids Online ... Read full article

10 Myths about Internet Safety and Children

<a href="/articles/10-myths-about-internet-safety-and-children">10 Myths about Internet Safety and Children</a>

Following a survey of 25000 children and their parents across Europe, a report was published called EU Kids Online; researchers aimed to provide information for policy makers about educating children and adults about online risks and opportunities .. .Included in the Report are the Top 10 Myths about online safety because in many cases, the researchers concluded that parents and adults in general are worried about the wrong things. Read full article

Listen to Kids - React to Australian Bullying Video

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/11/02/listen-to-kids-react-to-australian-bullying-video">Listen to Kids - React to Australian Bullying Video</a>

Earlier this year, very disturbing video was shown of a boy being buWnatllied in an Australian school - the boy fought back - the video was shown all around the world. In a new and powerful video, children in the United States talk about their reactions to this video, how they feel about bullying, what they think adults should do about it. The end of the video sent shivers down my spine - listening to what these children would say to a bully if they could. Read full article

Cyberbullying - Think Before You Comment

<a href="/articles/cyberbullying-think-before-you-comment">Cyberbullying - Think Before You Comment</a>

A powerful short video by a young teenage boy about the effect of bullying online - especially via the leaving of comments on blogs, YouTube and Facebook. Ideal to show to teenagers and share on Facebook. Read full article

Tagged - Video for Teens about Online Reputation and Cyberbullying

<a href="/articles/tagged-video-for-teens-about-online-reputation-and-cyberbullying">Tagged - Video for Teens about Online Reputation and Cyberbullying</a>

Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Cybersmart program, Tagged is a short film for teenagers that encourages students to discuss the core ethical obligations of going online. It explores issues like the widespread impact of cyberbullying, how internet users can manage their digital reputation and how online interactions may have real-life consequences. Read full article

Teachers Talk - What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied

<a href="/articles/teachers-talk-what-to-do-if-your-child-is-being-bullied">Teachers Talk - What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied</a>

NSW school teachers talk on video about what parents can do if their child is being bullied at school. Signs to look out for and how to communicate with the school. Every school in NSW has an anti bullying policy. Ask to see your child's school's policy. Read full article