New Submission to The TasCOSS Vault

Submission to the Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019

The many manifestations of bullying, ranging from face-to-face bullying to cyberbullying, have received significant public attention in recent years, sparking both Federal- and state-level examinations of potential responses. While most responses to school-age bullying have focused on school-, family- and community-based prevention initiatives, many have argued for (or at least expressed an understanding for) the need for inclusion of bullying in criminal codes in order to respond to adult bullying as well as to establish a social standard of unacceptable behaviour against which education and empowerment initiatives can be positioned.

Read TasCOSS’s submission to the Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 below.