I regularly hear from parents and teachers about cyber-bullying and their concerns about online safety. According to research by the University of NSW Social Policy Research Centre, cyberbullying is estimated to effect 20 percent of Australians aged 8-17.
Leaving school is an exciting time and there are many opportunities available to young people. Exploring your options means accessing current information on a range of pathways, talking to your parents, friends, teachers and career advisers.
In 2009, I initiated the Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards to recognise, reward, and encourage careers in local trades and small businesses. The apprentices and trainees of today will help form the backbone of our small businesses and local economy into the future.