This article from The Herald Sun reports the Victoria Liberal Party plan to get tough at school by introducing a “zero tolerance approach to bullying in schools. Somewhat disappointing, a statement put out by James Melino (Labour) maintains a “zero tolerance approach already exists yet hundreds of cases were called into 3AW Neil Mitchell program.
Mr Turnbull was deeply affected by the recent death of Northern Territory teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett, who took her own life after she was bullied online. Mr Turnbull sent the letters to all schools to urge them to get involved in this month’s national day of action against bullying to try to prevent similar tragedies*.
Call to ban smartphones in schools to prevent cyberbullying and improve students’ focus on learning AUSTRALIA’S Federal Education Minister has called for smartphones to be banned in classrooms. Senator Simon Birmingham made the call this week as figures show half of children were victim to cyberbullies in the past year. Cyberbullying is when children are