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Seven year old anti-bullying activist on the ABC

Alex the 7 year old Anti-Bullying Crusader Makes his Mark on the ABC

Families Magazine’s youngest contributor, seven year old Alex attracted the attention of the ABC with his efforts to get behind the Anti-Bullying movement.  Year three student Alex has joined the student council at his school with the goal of stamping out playground bullying and getting behind kids who have had negative experiences.

As part of the March 20th national campaign against bullying, Alex prepared a video to support those victimised by bullies.  This campaign has received national attention.  Alex’s video was picked up on social media by the Australian Broadcast Corporation and included in their reporting of the day.

Bullying is a core concern for parents and the team at Families Magazine.  If you or your child has experienced bullying, we’d love to hear more about it.  We’re #behindyou.

Read more on cyber bullying here and the issue of bully parents raising bullying kids here.

We’re so proud of Alex taking steps to make a difference and we’re proud to see him gaining recognition for his efforts.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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