Exposing the Steep Cost of Australia's Cyber Bullying Problem

Exposing the Steep Cost of Australia’s Cyber Bullying Problem

Did you know that at least 8 million Australians have experienced cyber bullying at some point? That’s around 39% of the total Australian population, and the problem’s only getting worse. According to this report, these bullies don’t just make people feel bad about themselves and cause devastating harm, they are also affecting the country’s economy. […]

Why Do Cyber Bullying Victims Keep Hearing “You Brought It on Yourself”?

Why Do Cyber Bullying Victims Keep Hearing “You Brought It on Yourself”?

When someone comes forward about cyber bullying, all too often their concerns are dismissed—or, worse, they’re told that they brought the situation on themselves. As with many other forms of abuse, the victim is sometimes told that they’re responsible for their own abuse. A new research published in Computers in Human Behavior links the amount of blame […]

Cyber Bullying, a Public Health Issue Affecting Australia’s Youth

Research from the youth charity Reach Out has revealed that an overwhelming number of Australian children experience cyber bullying. Using a nationally representative survey of people aged between 14 and 25, it found that up to 380,000 children experienced cyber bullying in 2017 alone. In some cases, the bullying became so severe that those who experienced it […]