States team up to share anti-bullying tips

Australia's education ministers have discussed how to tackle bullying and harassment in schools at a meeting in Adelaide.

Cyberbullying reports are on the rise but so too is the number of people willing to call it out.The eSafety Commissioner has investigated more than 31,000 complaints of illegal and offensive online content over the last three years, new figures have revealed.Since last June there have been 264 complaints to the commissioner, a 28 per cent jump on the same period last year.The figures have been released as Australia's education ministers met in Adelaide on Friday to talk about a national approach to tackling harassment in schools.States and territories want to learn from each other about what approaches have worked best for them, Education Minister Simon Birmingham says."I think every jurisdiction, every state and territory, is open to learning off each other to establish how they can best keep kids safe, how they can ensure schools are environments of respect, of tolerance and of kindness to one another," he said.

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