Parents' Guide

The Committee's report Cyberbullying Hurts: Respect for Rights in the Digital Age looks at cyberbullying and its harmful effects on young people, and presents recommendations that demand a whole-of-community approach—one that engages young people, parents, schools, and governments. 

This companion Guide for parents, guardians and caregivers summarizes some of the key findings of the report. It suggests how you can help your child understand and deal with cyberbullying, and how you can work with the school and the community to encourage positive relationships and promote inclusive cultures.


This list is a sampling of available resources and programs that were presented by witnesses during the Committee’s study. To find out more about these, please see Appendix E of the report.

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