The legislative, technical and research landscape that informs online safety best practice is constantly evolving. It is important to stay up-to-date with:
In 2018, the Education Ministers agreed on the following definition:
‘Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening. Bullying can happen in person or online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time (for example, through sharing of digital records).
Bullying of any form or for any reason can have immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.’ See Bullying. No Way! for more information.
Please read the attached tip sheet for further links and resources to help promote online safety.
You can also visit the esafety website https://esafety.gov.au/