Cronulla Sharks have supported program to take bite out of bullying

An anti-bullying program, which has won the public support of the Cronulla Sharks NRL team, is to be presented at Kooringal High School.

The program, run by former Australian of the Year nominee and chief executive of the Make Bullying History Foundation, Brett Murray, will be held at Kooringal High on Thursday.

The Cronulla Sharks have not only funded Mr Murray’s presentation at Kooringal High, but will pay for him to return to Wagga High School in October.

Mr Murray and his wife Terrisa have presented their seminar to more than 400,000 students, parents and teachers during the past 14 years.

He said the foundation was dedicated to eradicating bullying in schools across Australia.

“Our nation has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the world," Mr Murray said. “Suicide is the number one killer of teenagers in Australia, and the number one killer of males aged 15 to 25.

“Eighty per cent of all suicides are a direct result of bullying.”

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