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Anti-bullying education

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Petra Tarnhamn
9-15 Phillips Road
CEDAR GROVE QLD 4285

Total Signatures - 1410

Sponsoring Member: Mr Jon Krause MP

Posting Date: 21/06/2018

Closing Date: 15/10/2018

Tabled Date: 31/10/2018

Responded By: Hon Grace Grace MP on 30/11/2018

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the need to bring targeted anti-bullying education to the fore and ensure that primary school students are instilled across the curriculum with values and behavioural expectations that prevent bullying while also being equipped with the ability and resilience to handle bullying situations in the school and broader social situations.

Your petitioners, therefore request the House to bring to the attention of the Government our submission that it should:

1.   Immediately introduce anti-bullying education which provides primary aged students with the knowledge on how to handle emotions and feelings, problem solving skills, the art of positive criticism, skills to embrace empathy and the understanding of body language, enabling children to assist in solving bullying situations by preventing bullying and/or influencing the response of bullied children towards bullies;
2.   Ensure that this initiative includes at least one annual combined parenting and children's educational program directed towards reducing bullying and achieving other objectives outlined above.