More call out bul­lies

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

CYBERBULLYING re­ports are on the rise but so, too, is the num­ber of peo­ple will­ing to call it out.

The eSafety Com­mis­sioner has in­ves­ti­gated more than 31,000 com­plaints of il­le­gal and of­fen­sive on­line con­tent over the past three years.

Since last June there have been 264 com­plaints, a 28 per cent rise on the same pe­riod last year.

The fig­ures were re­leased yes­ter­day as Aus­tralia’s ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ters met to dis­cuss a na­tional ap­proach to tack­ling harass­ment in schools.

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