By Juliano Oliveira
A new free cyberbullying training is being offered to parents and carers in Queensland.
The whole content is available online and it was produced by Parentline and yourtown. State figures show that more than 83,500 users accessed Parentline’s website for the bullying learning purpose last year.
“This is online training aimed at adults with children or young people at risk of, or who are already the target of cyberbullies,” Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said
“It’s distressing that more than half of young Australians report they’ve experienced psychological distress from cyberbullying on social media and online chat sites.
“That’s where online cyberbullying training and eResources from Parentline and yourtown can help to arm parents and carers with the information you need to know about internet bullies and how they operate.”
Tracy Adams CEO of yourtown informed that Parentline has also developed training for all its counsellors to deliver parent and carer support by phone, web chat or email.
“Our training was developed with the support and expert knowledge of the eSafety Commissioner and we are working with health and education community networks to ensure copies of the eResources are available publicly, or on request.”