Today, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will release the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce report.
Kids Helpline is reminding Australian media that free phone and online counselling service Kids Helpline is available to children and young people across Australia.
Monday, 15 October 2018
Cyberbullying help available 24/7
In light of the Queensland Premier’s pending release of the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce report, Kids Helpline would like to remind Australian media that free phone and online counselling service Kids Helpline is available to children and young people across Australia anytime and for any reason.
“Kids Helpline believes early intervention is key to protecting children and young people,” said yourtown/Kids Helpline CEO Tracy Adams.
“We must work together to teach children at a young age that getting help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.
“Many children and young people who reach out to Kids Helpline about issues like bullying are helped to work through concerns and go on to live safe and happy lives.
“We need to let our children know that getting help means bullying can and will be stopped and to never stop reaching out.
“Most importantly, we need to put in place robust strategies that address the complexity of this issue in the Australian community and commit to solutions that will ultimately save young lives.”
Kids Helpline works closely with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to support children and young people who are experiencing online safety issues.
Young people can report cyberbullying at www.esafety.gov.au
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
Free call 1800 55 1800 or go to www.kidshelpline.com.