Cyber Bullying Project
This project involved providing workshops about the issue of cyber bullying for young Indigenous Australian women in secondary schools in regional and rural NSW, to teach the students about their legal rights. The students participated in group discussions about online bullying, and learnt how to respond, how to stop it from happening, and how to seek restitution for harm done if necessary.
A culturally appropriate approach was used in to try reach those who do not use mainstream online information. The community and school based workshops were delivered in a secure environment with elders that young women respect. Parents and community leaders also learnt about what can happen to young people online and what they can do to help protect young women in cyberspace.
Think B4U Click
Think B4U Click is an online resource that was developed by the Indigenous Women’s Legal Program as part of the Cyber Bullying Project funded by ACCAN. It highlights many aspects of Cyber Bullying and features personal stories of young people’s experiences and thoughts on Cyber Bullying. The Vox Pops were filmed at the 2012 Yabun festival.