New Study Adds to Evidence of Extent of Cyberbullying
The Herald Sun this week reported on a new study on teenage bullying – including cyberbullying.
Several hundred teenagers in Victoria, in Year 7 and Year 9, were interviewed for the study.
According to Australian Catholic University Professor Sheryl Hemphill, more than 20 per cent of girls in the study reported being cyberbullied in the last year.
Bradfield local Bill Bradley announced as finalist in 2014 National Disability Awards
Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher MP today congratulated Hornsby resident Bill Bradley on being announced as a finalist in the prestigious annual National Disability Awards.
Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring) Bill 2014
Mr FLETCHER (Bradfield—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications) (11:43): I am very pleased to speak on the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring) Bill 2014. The measures in this bill will have a significant impact on reducing red tape across a range of portfolio areas. In the time available to me, I would like to make three points: firstly, unnecessary red tape is a serious problem facing our nation and our economy; secondly, the Abbott government is determined to reduce red tape; and, thirdly, in the communications sector—for which I have some portfolio responsibility as parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications—the minister and I have a strong focus on reducing red tape.
Government reveals further details on cyberbullying laws
The Abbott Government aims to have its new laws to enhance online safety for children, including a complaints system backed by legislation to get harmful cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child down quickly from large social media sites, ready to introduce to Parliament by the end of the year.
Speech to the Protecting Children and Youth Online Conference
I am pleased to be with you at this important event.
Thank you to Matthew Keeley for the introduction, and for the important work you do at the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre in helping to protect Australian children in the internet age.
Today I’d like to discuss the Coalition Government’s approach to enhancing online safety for children. First, I’d like to speak about the policy journey we’ve taken up to this point – and the evidence base underpinning our policy proposals in this area.
Next I’ll talk about how we see the proposed new office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner working – and give an update on the legislative regime we are working to put in place.
Finally, I’ll outline the path ahead – the appointment of the Commissioner, the establishment of the office, and the Commissioner’s role in relation to education programmes delivered through schools.