The Hodgman Liberal Government is championing a whole-of-community approach to stop and prevent bullying.
Yesterday we held a first of its kind meeting with key community and business leaders as an important step in working towards a whole-of-community response.
I thank the 31 organisations who participated in this important discussion and explored how to collectively take action against bullying.
Participants agreed to key actions to be further explored;
- The creation of a bully-free State – a state of kindness
- Reaching a shared community understanding of what bullying is and is not
- Building an evidence base to measure prevalence, what is working and what is not, and reporting on it
Bullying is a serious problem that can only be prevented through a shared effort, supported by each of us as individuals.
Bullying can happen to anyone, anywhere at any age and can cause harm to physical and/or mental wellbeing, and in extreme cases, can lead to tragic consequences.
As a government, we are determined to work with communities across Tasmania to stop and prevent bullying.
Please see link to communique http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/472650/25_July_-_communique.pdf