Sadly bullying is more prevalent than you may think. The Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study reported that 1 in 4 students reported being bullied every few weeks or more, with the highest prevalence rates being reported by children in Year 5.* And it’s not just bullying in the schoolyard, with the increased use of technology, cyberbullying can be a constant and relentless attack on your child.
Cyberbullying involves using technology such as mobile phones and the Internet to bully or harass another person. In Australia, 10-20% of children and young people have been cyberbullied.**