The Mid-Western community should say ‘no’ to bullying all year round, headspace youth access and awareness worker Nic Steepe has said.
Today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, with a number of school’s in the region participating.
Bullying is not necessarily getting worse, according to Mr Steepe, but increased awareness meant more people were speaking out and seeking help.
But he said the figures were “haunting”. The statistics nationwide are about one in four experience face to face, and one in five cyber-bullying,” Mr Steepe said.
Across Australia, children as young as six contacted Kids Helpline about being bullied in 2016.