Community Brave launch online resource to combat bullying
LAST UPDATED // Friday, 21 March 2014 12:11 Written by // Cec Busby
Today is National Day of Action Against Bullying and to mark the occasion, Community Brave foundation has launched an online resource for people being bullied or who are witnesses to bullying.
The Quick Access Toolkits were developed by the foundation in conjunction with The Cyber Safety Lady, Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust and OII Australia and are aimed at the LGBTI community to provide fast facts on bullying and where you can go to seek help.
With research suggesting young LGBTI people are a higher risk of bullying and 14 times more at risk of suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, Community Brave hopes the toolkit will be a valuable resource for young LGBTI people facing difficulties.
“These new toolkits will help us take a proactive approach in the fight against bullying and provide people with easy access to support and information,” said Community Brave Chairman, Rami Mandow.
The resource can be downloaded from Facebook or Google+ and can be easily shared through social media.
“We also know that when young people are experiencing difficulties they reach out through social media and this is why we need to be in the space,” Mandow said. “These new toolkits will help us take a proactive approach in the fight against bullying and provide people with easy access to support and information.”