The State Government is throwing $1 million behind an initiative to help families and schools deal with cyber-bullying.
Hundreds of Queensland schools are set to access new cybersafety programs as the Government partners with Dolly’s Dream and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the partnership, which would prioritise rural and regional schools, was a key component of the Government’s $3.5 million commitment to implement the recommendations of the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce – the first of its kind in Australia.
“We’re doing everything we can to help stamp out this insidious problem in our society and as a community, we’re doing it together,” the Premier said.
“All Queensland schools can register to be part of the million-dollar program but we especially want rural and regional schools to get on board.
“This is just one of the ways we can reach all corners of our state and further educate our children that cyberbullying is unacceptable, it’s hurtful and it’s dangerous.”
Minister for Education Grace Grace said the program will incorporate a range of educational tools, workshops and one-on-one support for principals, teachers, students and parents.
More information on the programs available to schools and how to apply is available on the Department of Education website. Applications close on Sunday, March 15, 2020