Stand by us

We spoke to young Queenslanders and one thing was clear – they feel they can get through anything with the right support.

This insight, combined with the concern that if they talk to their parents and carers about cyberbullying they might make the situation worse by trying to fix it for them, has led us to develop the Stand by us campaign.

Watch the full-length film to hear the important message young people want to share with their parents, carers and people they trust.

To complement this message, we’re encouraging young people to talk with someone they trust and who will listen. This might be their mum or dad, carer, relative, teacher, school counsellor or coach. We want all Queensland adults to stand by our children and young people. If someone you know is experiencing cyberbullying, work together with them to come up with a plan to address it.

Read more about the campaign for children and young people Swipe it away – and talk with someone you trust.

Show your support

Share the campaign with your children and the young people in your life. Let them know you’ve heard the Stand by us message and you’re here to support them.

With TV ads on air to open the campaign from September 2020 and social media and digital advertising in market until 30 January 2021, we’re hoping all Queensland adults hear the Stand by us message from our young people.

How to help a young person experiencing cyberbullying

Parents told us they don’t always understand what cyberbullying is and how they can help. This Stop Cyberbullying portal, and Queensland Government funded training seminars and resources provided by Parentline and Triple P, aim to equip Queensland parents, carers and trusted adults with the information and knowledge they need to work with young people experiencing cyberbullying to come up with a plan together.

You can also access support services so you feel more confident coping with cyberbullying and helping your child through their experience.

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce report, Adjust our settings: A community approach to address cyberbullying among children and young people in Queensland (PDF), proposed 2 public awareness and education campaigns: one aimed at parents, carers and the wider community, the other at children and young people.

The recommendation stated that the campaigns should be about preventing, reducing and responding to cyberbullying and should be co-created with a diverse group of young Queenslanders. Insights from youth engagement and consultation with parents at CONVO2019 informed the Stand by us campaign creative development.