P&Cs Qld has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that all 29 recommendations of the report had been accepted and $3.5 million would be committed towards tackling the issue.
President Gayle Walters, herself a member of the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce says parents, students and the school community have been eagerly awaiting the outcomes.
“They have been seeking assurances for some time that their concerns around cyberbullying are being taken seriously.”
“Moving ahead with these recommendations means that parents will now have a clear idea of what steps all schools must take if their child is affected by cyberbullying and what the consequences are for the perpetrator.”
“Schools will also be better resourced to deal with bullying complaints and have a clear process in place on how they should be handled.”
Ms Walters says that to help further decrease incidents of cyberbullying P&C’s Qld is calling on parents to support these measures and actively involve themselves in new education programs to help improve their understanding of the technology and social media behaviour.
“As parents we need to remain vigilant and aware of the devastating consequences of negative behaviour online and act as a positive role model for our children.”