Marrickville PCYC were treated to a special visit from Souths Cares and former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Beau Champion - who together delivered an important program on cyberbullying.
Souths Cares has been supporting Marrickville PCYC’s holiday programs to ensure young people have plenty of positive social activities to keep them active and engaged before school returns.
The focus of the KARI Wellbeing Program session was cyberbullying, which continues to be a prevalent issue through young people’s lives with one in four young people regularly bullied through mobile phone and social media.
With online activity continuing to have a daily impact on our lives it is of extreme importance that people and in particular young children our nurtured on the impacts cyberbulling can have on a victim’s mental health and wellbeing.
Souths Cares Ambassador Beau Champion emphasised the importance of young people understanding the effects of bulling and to be made aware that they don’t have to face bullying alone.
“The session was about giving our kids the confidence to respond appropriately if they find themselves being cyberbullied. It’s really important our kids speak up and take a stand against cyberbullying.”Souths Cares Ambassador Beau Champion
2018 is shaping up to be another big year for the Rabbitohs KARI Wellbeing Program, with bookings filling up fast. To register your school or community group’s interest in participating in the program, please email Alex Mecham at firstname.lastname@example.org