Souths Cares tackle cyberbullying in schools

Souths Cares tackle cyberbullying in schools

Souths Cares are helping to tackle cyberbullying through the Rabbitohs KARI Wellbeing Program as a part of the Gift of Giving campaign.

Currently in Australia, more than 25% of primary school students are regularly cyberbullied, and only 52% of these students report being cyberbullied.

On Wednesday 13 December, an interactive workshop was delivered by Souths Cares Ambassador Beau Champion at La Perouse Public School. During the session, students learned how to recognise cyberbullying and were provided with practical tools to help them respond appropriately if they found themselves being bullied online.

Caleb, a year four student, at La Perouse Public School explained the program had taught him some valuable lessons. He said: “I learned why you should never share your password with anyone and why you should only follow people that you know and not talk to strangers.”

The program was well received by La Perouse Public School Principal Matthew Jackman.

“The cyberbullying workshop created a great awareness about social media and the potential risks for our students,” Mr Jackman explained.

“We are always happy with the programs Souths Cares come and deliver in our school and the charity can be very proud of the work they do.”  

This Christmas, Souths Cares are asking our members and supporters make a donation to the charity, which will enable us to continue delivering important community programs like cyberbullying.

To donate to Souths Cares, click here.