Australian children are committing suicide at a horrifying rate because of bullying.
"Australia is #3 in the world for school bullying, #3 in the world for teen suicide with 450 young people taking their own life each year, and a further 4000 young people per year attempting suicide. In 80% of all cases bullying was the #1 contributing factor" said Brett Murray, CEO of the Make Bullying History Foundation.
The statistics show that 63% of Australian school-aged students are bullied which equates to 2.2 million children.
For over 26 years, the Make Bullying History Foundation has been committed to highlighting the growing issue of bullying to the wider public. In the past 10 years the foundation has focussed on hosting engaging and informative Make Bullying History seminars in schools around Australia, New Zealand and further abroad. These seminars have had a direct, positive impact on the lives of over 400,000 students, parents and teachers, as after visiting the schools, incidents of bullying have reduced by 70% within 12 months.
You can help reduce bullying in schools and the associated devastation it causes by attending the upcoming Make Bullying History Foundation Gala Dinner at Greengate Hotel, Killara. The event will be held on Saturday 14th of May, 2016 from 7pm.
All are welcome to attend and lend their support to this worthy cause. During the evening, guests will be invited to enjoy a delicious two-course dinner, drinks and live entertainment from one of Australia's bright new talents in the entertainment world, the multi-talented Brian Lorenz.
This event is sure to be a memorable evening for all who attend. Please note spaces are limited and bookings are essential. To reserve your seat, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets start from $60.
Come along with your friends, family and co-workers and help Make Bullying History achieve their goal of ensuring that all people are treated with honour, dignity and respect.
For more information on Make Bullying History and how to get involved, please visit www.makebullyinghistory.org.