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A powerful video from Words are Weapons shows just how harsh it is for kids growing up with social media.

An average of eight young Australians take their lives every week.

Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online.

1 in 4 has had it happen more than once. Sadly only 1 in 10 victims of bullying online will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.

Just listening to some of the comments below that our kids receive on social media breaks your heart. I sobbed watching this video.  It is beyond horrible.

And this is what our kids deal with daily.  It has to stop!

Dr Kristy Goodwin a children’s technology and development expert, speaker and author says, “We have to teach our kids how to use social media respectfully and responsibly.”

“We need parents and educators talking to kids about kids’ and teens’ digital DNA and about how to interact appropriately online. This type of bullying HAS to stop.

“It’s another powerful reason why we need to delay the introduction of social media to our kids, until they’re at least the legal age of 13 years. And if they’re on social media we have to help them use it appropriately and have ongoing conversations about what’s happening online.

“This means parents have to be actively involved, or as I’d say’”Be the pilot of the digital plane.”

If you would like to join the fight, please sign and share the petition HERE.

Recently we shared a Teacher’s shocking responses from her students after asking this simple question…   ‘What my parents don’t know about social media is…’” Read more on that HERE.

Share your comments below.

  • Absolutely terrible. I’ve signed the petition and I hope more people will do that.

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  • It’s a huge problem indeed ! And because teenagers go through such an emotional turmoil already due to their hormonal changes and their inability to fully use their ratio yet, the danger for suicide in an impulse is really big.

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  • It is terrible these days that kids aren’t even able to escape bullying in their own home. It’s with them everywhere. Bullies need to be held more accountable for their actions. Someone close to me has had to move schools in order to get away from an unhealthy school environment and yet with social media and mobiles it’s not always possible to be entirely rid of the bullies.
    I hope that things can improve before my kids come into their teenage years.

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  • I watched this on Facebook during last week. It was such a tough watch. No one should have to put up with trolling and bullying online, disgraceful!

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