The ‘Bully Zero Australia Foundation’ has now been launched in SA.
Bully Zero is a not for profit charity. It was launched by Julia Gillard in 2013 in Victoria and now it’s expanded to SA.
The dedicated 1800 0 BULLY hotline (28 559) provides 24/7 support and guidance.
It’s confidential, run by trained staff and is the only one of its kind in Australia, answering bullying complaints in Australia. They saved 26 potential suicides in under 10 months.
This morning 16-year-old Emma joined Jodie & Soda to share her personal story of being bullied through out her schooling and then taking her. Take a listen:
A staggering one in eight Australians are affected by bullying and cyber bullying affects
as many as one in five, often with devastating results.
Foundation CEO and two time Former Mayor and current Councillor of the City of Moreland – Oscar Yildiz JP says, “The Foundation supports victims of bullying and their families. We will continue to achieve this by delivering free education programs to schools, sporting clubs and community groups. We aim to educate and empower the policing of bullying and deliver the message that bullying in any form is unacceptable. I’m proud that we are now having National presence. Launching in South Australia has a sentimental value to me personally having lived in Murray Bridge for eight years.”