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CRRLJ cyber bullying forum

"One in five young Australians aged 8 to 17 are cyber bullied each year*."

Cyber bullying is a serious problem for young people that can cause long-term damage to victims as well as bullies. Equipping people working in the youth sector to assist and guide young people experiencing cyber bullying is vital.

Can you help and advise a young person experiencing cyber bullying? Do you want to learn more about the laws relating to cyber bullying and how cyber bullying issues can be resolved through mediation?

The Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University, in collaboration with Victoria Legal Aid, the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria and the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is hosting an interactive workshop on cyber bullying, a topic in the Sex, Young People and the Law (SYPL) education program.

This workshop will guide participants through scenarios to explain the legal system and a range of services available to assist in resolving matters before they escalate.

Participants will be able to submit questions using email, texting and instant messaging.

Speakers: Jenny Anderson and Kenton Molly  – Victoria Legal Aid, David Leonard – Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria and Dr Julia Cornwell McKean – Manager, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.

Visit our website for more information about the Centre and our activities.

*Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyber-bullying incidents in Australia: Synthesis report. (June 2014)