Ex­pert ad­vice to help beat bul­ly­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

PRE­VENT­ING bul­ly­ing among chil­dren is the sub­ject of a Winthrop Pro­fes­sor’s in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised re­search.

UWA and Telethon Kids In­sti­tute Pro­fes­sor Donna Cross will present the lat­est strate­gies and in­no­va­tive ways to pre­vent and re­duce bul­ly­ing at an up­com­ing free fo­rum.

Com­mis­sioner for Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple Jenni Perkins, who will co-or­di­nate the fo­rum, said bul­ly­ing was an is­sue in her con­ver­sa­tions with chil­dren and young peo­ple across WA.

“(Pro­fes­sor Cross’s) re­search is recog­nised world­wide and she is able to trans­late this work into prac­ti­cal strate­gies that help par­ents and those who work with chil­dren to iden­tify when bul­ly­ing is oc­cur­ring and take ap­pro­pri­ate steps to ad­dress it,” she said.

The sem­i­nar will also in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions from WA School Psy­chol­o­gists As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Eileen Ku­ruckchi and two young peo­ple in­volved in the Cy­ber Savvy re­search con­ducted in WA schools.

This free event will be held on Oc­to­ber 27 from 7pm at the Churchlands Con­cert Hall. For book­ings, visit www.try­book­ing.com/IYYK.

Pro­fes­sor Donna Cross is an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised ex­pert in bul­ly­ing among chil­dren.

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