One in four young Aussies experienced bullying in past year: research

Australian mental health service ReachOut on Monday urged students, teachers and parents to “act early” to prevent bullying, after it was revealed a quarter of young Australians were bullied in the past 12 months.

ReachOut surveyed 14 to 25-year-olds across the nation, and results showed that one in four had been bullied in the past year.

Just more than half of all reported bullying cases occurred at high school, but, surprisingly, 25 percent of respondents who had been bullied had experienced it at a workplace. A quarter of all incidences also occurred in an online environment.

ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that it was important to call out bullying early and at the source.

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