There’s still time to apply for a grant to tackle cyberbullying, with the state government extending the deadline until July 21.
The grants program is one of the Palaszczuk Government’s responses to the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report released in October 2018.
Young Queenslanders (between the age of 10 and 17) are being urged to apply for a grant between $500 and $1500 to help develop strategies to combat cyberbullying.
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Community organisations can also apply for up to $5000.
Youth Minister Di Farmer says the grants it’s hoped young people become part of the solution.
“While students may have found it difficult to find time during the school semester, this extension makes it that much easier for them to apply over the school holidays.
“The grants are designed to support young people become part of the solution in calling out and rejecting abusive, hurtful or intimidating online behaviour.
“We know technology can be exploited to intentionally harm young people and it happens far too often.
“There are many benefits for kids being online, but they’re not without risk.
“That’s why it is important for us to work together to raise awareness and learn new ways to support friends and family when we see cyberbullying occurring,” she said.
There are many ways the grants could be used to promote positive messages through video, song, designing a game or staging targeted activities.
“Kids can come up with a project on their own, or team up with friends as a group,” Minister Farmer said.
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