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    Australia tackles cyberbullying with DVD

    Date: 10.14.09 | by Judge Tom.

    “Let’s Fight It Together” is a short video story that presents a cyberbullying scenario involving students. It is designed with teenagers in classroom situations in mind.

    cyberbully2Launched in 2009, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) aims to equip young people with strategies to avoid, get out of or help others deal with cyberbullying behavior. The DVD and accompanying booklet present real experiences of teenagers who have been cyberbullied.

    “The impact of cyberbullying – the use of social networking sites, mobile text messaging, instant messaging, email and other web sites to bully others – can be very damaging, and is becoming a significant issue for children and for schools,” said Chris Chapman, Chairman of the ACMA.

    “Let’s Fight It Together” has received high acclaim and is being used by schools in New Zealand and Europe. For more details, see:  www.cybersmart.gov.au under “teens.”

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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