SPECIAL REPORT: Cyberbullying

In the wake of the tragic death of 14-year-old, Amy 'Dolly' Everett, this SchoolTV Special Report highlights the dangers and risks associated with social media. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg warns parents that children under 12 should not be on social media at all!

A recent study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, has uncovered, that one-in-three boys and one-in-four girls, as young as eight, are experiencing weekly bullying – on and off-line. These “child bullies,” do not have the emotional intelligence to understand how damaging their behaviour can be and what the long term effects will be.

This current bullying crisis is a parent, school and community problem. It is not something than can be easily solved. Parents need to educate themselves in learning how to implement preventative strategies.


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