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How one 14-year-old went from victim to anti-bullying campaigner

Two years ago, people posted humiliating comments on Monique Mastrobattista's social media posts. Now, she receives adulation. "You go girl ⭐️," willbasill wrote on an Instagram snap of her posing with some X Factor contestants. "Such a inspiring young lady ?," galinanurmi remarked. Mastrobattista's story ...

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For gender inclusivity, let students disagree

We've all likely heard the statistics: gay, bisexual, intersex or transgender people comprise only up to 11 per cent of the Australian population, yet they are three times as likely to experience depression. One survey found almost 1 in 2 ...

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Eight-year-olds ‘making pornography’: #esafety17

'Australia’s foremost cyber safety expert' Susan McLean has some news: the average age at which an Australian child first views pornography is now eight. Disturbing? Yes. Truthful? No. The statistic is "definitely not" supported by research, an academic expert in the ...

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Instagram branded worst cyberbullying platform

If 'likes' are Instagram’s currency, having none of them can be humiliating. Worse yet, vicious comments, ‘hate’ accounts and sharing and doctoring of people's photos without permission can be damaging at best, and life-threatening at worst. While the latter situation is ...

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Snapchat joins fight against cyber-bullying

Snapchat, used by teens in schools all over Australia, has joined the Children's eSafety Commissioner’s fight against cyber-bullying. Andree Wright, acting Children's eSafety Commissioner, said Snapchat would now work with the office to remove cyber-bullying material posted on the app. The ...

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