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Posted on 20 March 2018
Schools Fight Bullying
A RECORD number of schools across Victoria will take a stand against bullying today when more than 300,000 students participate in an annual anti-bullying event.
The number of schools to sign up for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence has nearly doubled since Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote to all schools two weeks ago encouraging them to participate.

Mr Turnbull was deeply moved by the recent death of Northern Territory teenager Amy "Dolly" Everett, who took her own life after she was bullied online.

He sent letters to all schools to urge them to get involved in this month's national day of action.

Another 243 Victorian schools signed up in the past week, taking the total to 663 and 300,825 students.

The numbers built on last year's national participation, in which 1810 schools and 840,965 students took part.

Mr Turnbull said children should feel safe at school and online.

"The overwhelming response to this year's National Day of Action highlights that Australia's schools, students and families are united in stamping out bullying," he said.

"I congratulate and thank every one of those schools leading the way and taking a stand.

"Whether it's inside the school gate or online, together we can find solutions to tackle bullying and violence."


From: Herald Sun, Melbourne  by Rob Harris.  16 Mar 2018

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