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Sunday 1 January 2012
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Violence, harassment and bullying are human rights issues that profoundly affect the lives of many people in Australia.

We all have a right to feel safe and respected. We all have a right to live our lives free from violence. Violence, harassment and bullying can violate these rights. They can also impact on other rights, such as the right to education and the right to health. Violence, harassment and bullying affect well-being and quality of life.

The Australian Human Rights Commission and ReachOut.com have developed factsheets for young people on how to deal with bullying, information on young people’s rights, and links and numbers on where to find help