A scavenger hunt, outdoor activities and face painting were part of the Cyber-smash event held in Upper Coomera recently to raise young people’s awareness of the negative effects of cyberbullying.

More than 65 young people attended Cyber-smash, hosted by the Wesley Mission Queensland Upper Coomera Youth Hub. Headspace, Upper Coomera State College and Lives Lived Well also attended the day.

Young people had the chance to meet with youth organisations and were encouraged to talk to their peers about online behaviour and how they could reach out for help if they need it.

Thanks to Cyber-smash, the young people who attended gained the confidence to speak up and reach out to a trusted person if they experience cyberbullying, and learned about the services they can turn to for help with their mental wellbeing.

Most importantly, the young people left with a better understanding of how cyberbullying can be hurtful, and felt empowered to be a part of the solution to stop cyberbullying.

Here are some photos from the event.