Bullying in our schools under reported and cyber bullying on the rise

Research released today by the Minister for Education, Julia Gillard shows the prevalence and impact of covert bullying in Australian schools is under-reported and there has been a concerning increase in cyber-bullying.

The Rudd Government takes bullying and violence very seriously and believes student wellbeing and safety are essential for academic and social development.

The reports, theAustralian Covert Bullying Prevalence StudyandBehind the Scenes: Insights into the Human Dimension of Covert Bullying, provide valuable insights into the changing nature of bullying.

Reference: www.ministers.deewr.gov.au

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