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Member for Glass House invites locals to have their say on cyberbullying

2 May 2018

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, is encouraging the people of the Sunshine Coast to have their say at a community consultation event on cyberbullying at the Lake Kawana Community Centre from 6pm on 21 May 2018.

Mr Powell said he was co-hosting the event with other local MPs so residents can provide their ideas on how best to tackle cyberbullying as a community.

“Ideas gathered at the consultation event will inform the work of the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce,” Mr Powell said.

“The Taskforce is travelling the State, engaging with children, parents, schools, and community members as well as health and education experts to identify community-driven strategies to reduce cyberbullying.

“The Taskforce is chaired by author and commentator, Madonna King, and comprises people with a wide range of knowledge and experience. The Taskforce is bipartisan in its approach and includes a Member of Parliament from the Government and the Opposition.

“I am proud to be involved in this process; I firmly believe the best way to address a community-wide issue is with community-wide consultation and involvement.
“As a father of five children (including three teenagers) making sure they have the skills and tools to live a life online is vital and a constant challenge. If you’ve got tips and ideas that you could share please consider coming along to the forum.
“If you can’t make it to the forum, you can put your ideas on what we could do in writing.

“Submissions can be emailed to the Taskforce at antibullyingtaskforce@premiers.qld.gov.au or provided on the website at qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce.”

Following consultation, the Taskforce will recommend an anti-cyberbullying framework to the Premier by 31 August 2018, along with suggested community and government actions.

The Taskforce website can be found at qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

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Ends 2 May 2018

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