About cyber bullying

Cyberbullying refers to bullying through information and communication technologies – simply put – “bullying for the 21st century using email, text messages and the internet”. Recent polls have shown that one-third of teenagers have had mean, threatening or embarrassing things said about them online. It has the same kind of insidious effects as the traditional form of bullying, “turning children away from school, friendships, and in tragic instances, life itself.”

About the website's creator - Chris Webster

Hi, I'm Chris Webster, an IT consultant based in Sydney, Australia. From an early age, I've had a keen interest in technology and making it accessible to others - the main driver behind making this website. You can find out more about me or about some of my other work at www.chriswebster.com.au

From my research when initally creating this website in 2004, I concluded, as have many bullying experts, that the best weapon against this problem is awareness. I now update and maintain this website, as well as presenting on cyber bullying and internet safety to groups of parents, teachers, students and heads of schools from around Australia and New Zealand.

This website is aimed at students around 10-14 years of age, as it is at this age that most children are affected. Students direct themselves on an interactive journey through a detective’s office to learn more about cyberbullying. These young teenagers get to hunt and explore their way through a fun website uncovering clues and information about cyberbullying and how to recognise what to do.

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Chris's Lectures, Workshops and Presentations

2012

August Information Evening for Year 6 parents
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
March Information Evening for parents
Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, St Ives, NSW

2011

November Information evening for the Manly electorate, with Mike Baird
Freshwater Senior Campus, Freshwater, NSW
October Information evening for parents from the Young Presidents' Organisation Sydney
Kambala, Rose Bay, NSW
October Workshop with Year 6 Students
Pymble Ladies' College, Pymble, NSW
September Information evening for the Warringah Council community
Dee Why, NSW
September Workshop with Year 7 Students
Monte Sant' Angelo, North Sydney, NSW
July Information Evening for Year 6 parents
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
June Presentation to Religious Educators at the Australian Catholic University's 7th International Symposium on Religious Education
Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, NSW
June Workshops with Year 5 and 6 students about cyber bullying and social networking
Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, Edgecliff, NSW
May Information session for parents and students about cyber bullying and social networking
Bethlehem College Ashfield, Ashfield, NSW
March Workshop with Senior Teachers about social networking
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
February Information session for parents and students about cyber bullying and social networking
Bethlehem College Ashfield, Ashfield, NSW

2010

December Workshop with teachers
Ferngrove Public School, Ferngrove, NSW
October Presentation to Year 9 students
Loreto Normanhurst, Loreto, NSW
September Information evening for parents and students
Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, NSW
August Information Evening for parents
Ferncourt Public School, Marrickville, NSW
August Information Evening for parents
Sydney Grammar Preparatory School, St Ives, NSW
July Presentation to staff
Sydney Grammar, Sydney, NSW
May  Presentation to parents
Ernst & Young, Sydney, NSW
May Information Evening for Year 6 parents
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
April Workshop with Years 4, 5 and 6 Students
Reddam House, Woolahra, NSW
April Presentation to staff about Social Networking
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
March Workshop with Principals from Primary and Secondary schools in the St. George area (Sydney)
Ettalong Beach Resort, Ettalong, NSW

2009

September Workshop with Year 8 Students
Monte Sant' Angelo, North Sydney, NSW
September Information evening for parents and students
Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, NSW
August Workshops with Year 7 students
Wenona School, North Sydney, NSW
March Lecture to final year Health students
The University of Technology, Sydney
January Workshops with Years 5 - 12 students
Hills Grammar School, Kenthurst, NSW

2008

November Presentation to the parent community
Scone Grammar School, Scone, NSW
November Workshops with students
Scone Grammar School, Scone, NSW
October Workshop at NSW PDHPE Teachers Association Conference
The Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
September Workshop with Year 8 Students
Monte Sant' Angelo, North Sydney, NSW
August  Workshop with students
Santa Sabina College, Strathfield, NSW
August Information evening for parents and students
Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, NSW
July PDHPE Professional Development Seminars - Able Publishing
Leichardt, Chatswood and Parramatta, NSW
July Staff Development Day
Santa Sabina College, Strathfield, NSW
April Keynote speaker at Staff Conference
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
April Parents' Forum
Killara High School, Killara NSW
March Workshops with Year 8 and 9 Students
Penrith Anglican College, Penrith, NSW

2007

October Workshops at Year 10 Students Camp
Pymble Ladies' College, Pymble, NSW
October Workshop with Barker College boarding students
Barker College Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
October Boarding Staff Personal Development DayBoarding Staff Personal Development Day
Loreto Normanhurst, Normanhurst, NSW
September Workshops with Year 11 StudentsWorkshops with Year 11 Students
James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford, NSW
September Workshops with Year 10 StudentsWorkshops with Year 10 Students
James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford, NSW
August Information evening for parents and students
Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, NSW
August Presentation to StaffPresentation to Staff
Penrith Anglican College, Penrith, NSW
August Presentation to Parents Association Meeting
William Clarke College, Kellyville, NSW
July Workshops at AHISA Boarding Schools Conference
Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
June Presentation to College Council at William Clarke College Council's Annual Planning DayPresentation to College Council at William Clarke College Council's Annual Planning Day
William Clarke College, Kellyville, NSW
May  Parent Forum: Cyberbullying Parent Forum: Cyberbullying
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
May Workshop at The Headmasters' Conference NSW Branch MeetingWorkshop at The Headmasters' Conference NSW Branch Meeting
Macarthur Anglican School, Cobbity, NSW
February Presentation to staff
Pymble Ladies College, Pymble, NSW

2006

October Workshops at AHISA Pastoral Care Conference
(co-presented with Anne Bamford, Wimbledon College of Art, UK)
Barker College, Hornsby, NSW
August Keynote speaker at Mercy Secondary Education Association's Pastoral Care Conference
Catherine McAuley, Westmead, NSW
March Workshops at Parramatta Diocese Catholic Education Office Pastoral Care Conference
Rooty Hill, NSW

2005

March Workshop at Loreto Schools' Pastoral Care ConferenceWorkshop at Loreto Schools' Pastoral Care Conference
Loreto Kirrabilli, Milson's Point, NSW