Stop the bullying
Q U E E N S L A N D E d u - cation Minister Cameron Dick has reflected on his firsthand experience of schoolyard taunts at the launch of a national antibullying campaign.
‘ ‘ Wit h a n a me l i k e mine, I’ve got some experience about what happens in the schoolyard,’’ Mr Dick said.
He said while he was not physically bullied, he still suffered as a student.
T h e n a t i o n a l s a f e schools f ramework i s based on a Queensland model and is the first such national campaign against bullying in the world.
Federal Education Min- ister Peter Garrett said one in five children experience some form of bullying from ‘‘ new med i a ’ ’ s uch a s mobile phones and computers.
‘ ‘ Right around Australia school communities will be taking a stand against bullying in all its forms, whether it’s in the schoolroom or whether it’s online,’’ he said.
Y e a r 7 s t u d e n t s a t MacGregor State School, the first in Australia to take part in a new online survey on cyber safety, g u i d e d M r G a r r e t t through the questionnaire, available online at w w w . a p h . g o v . a u / cybersafety.