Emily Oquist, Mark Gasson, Kaylene Chamberlain, Mark Jewell, Julia Drury, Lismore MP Thomas George, Declan Hart and Linda Bradbury.
Emily Oquist, Mark Gasson, Kaylene Chamberlain, Mark Jewell, Julia Drury, Lismore MP Thomas George, Declan Hart and Linda Bradbury.

Freedom from bullying course

A free course for young people to help develop a ‘freedom from bullying’ website will be offered by NorthCoast TAFE. The ‘YouthNet – Freedom from Bullying’ course will focus on generating local responses to bullying and devising web content that engages, informs and supports young people who may be experiencing bullying. Young people aged 15-24 years are invited to take part in the course which offers a real opportunity for young people to play an active role in shaping the way that bullying is dealt with in the years to come. Students will develop various skills including leadership, understanding bullying and dealing with conflict, web design and maintenance, design of interactive eLearning tools and resources and project management.

Mark Jewell from North Coast TAFE said that after discussions at local youth forums in the Richmond area it was clear that young people wanted to take action themselves. He said that they wanted a website designed, managed and maintained by young people for young people to help stop bullying.

The course has been funded by the Northern Rivers Anti-Bullying Alliance, the Australian Flexible Learning Network, North Coast TAFE and the Uncle Project

For more information, contact project coordinator Kaylene Chamberlain on 6623 0325.


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