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Seymour College commits to school community cyber safety

In the lead-up to its centenary and as part of its commitment to reduce bullying, one of Australia’s leading private schools for girls is making Family Zone protection mandatory on all learning devices for younger students outside of school hours, and optional for older students.

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Bullying awareness and prevention: What every school needs to know

Bullying isn’t just “kids being kids.” It’s a form of cruel victimisation that can drive children to self-harm and even suicide - as a growing number of tragedies in Australia and around the world attest. Today, Australia's ninth National Day of Action against Bullying, is an opportunity for schools to raise awareness and think seriously about prevention. 

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Bullying and gender: It's not what you think

Move over, mean girls. Turns out the popular stereotype that females have a monopoly on backbiting, social exclusion and cruel gossip is just that: a stereotype. Boys do the exact same thing.

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Responding to cyberbullying: The top 10 tips for schools

One in five Australian students are victims of cyberbullying, and one in four reports of online harassment include “direct threats of violence or harm,” according to e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant. And the problem is becoming “more complex, urgent and serious” she told the National Press Club earlier this month.

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Cyberbullying: Practical tips for parents

As Mark Twain famously observed, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

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The real cost of bullying in schools

Sure, bullying is nasty. But what about its cost in real terms?

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The Smartphone Problem in Schools - we talk with Radio NZ

It was great to speak with Kathryn Ryan from Radio New Zealand on the problem of smartphones in schools. Many of the schools we talk with are concerned about the rise of smartphone use in schools, and say that the majority of secondary school students now own a smartphone.

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