Bul­ly­ing help for par­ents

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

PRES­BY­TE­RIAN Ladies’ Col­lege (PLC) prin­ci­pal Kate Had­wen will to­mor­row night host the first Prin­ci­pal Presents ses­sion, which will be about bul­ly­ing.

The ses­sions aim to in­form par­ents and com­mu­nity mem­bers on a range of is­sues.

Dr Had­wen said she would present statis­tics on bul­ly­ing and on­line bul­ly­ing, in­for­ma­tion about so­cial media, mo­bile phones and the law on bul­ly­ing and sex­ting.

“It is im­por­tant to in­form par­ents about this be­cause Mis­sion Aus­tralia re­search in 2015 found young peo­ple are likely to go to them, not teach­ers, with an issue,” she said. “They only go to teach­ers 37.9 per cent of the time.”

Dr Had­wen said the school was con­stantly up-skilling its teach­ers so they can re­spond to the stu­dents with bul­ly­ing is­sues.

“They want us to lis­ten and to ac­knowl­edge the dif­fi­cul­ties they are go­ing through.”

The ses­sion is free and will be held at PLC’s Hazel Day Drama Cen­tre at 6pm on Wed­nes­day, May 18.

To regis­ter at­ten­dance, please go to www.try­book­ing.com/LJYV.

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