Dear Parents and Guardians
GBC has been informed by the eSafety Commissioner of distressing reports about a video of a suicide circulating social media platforms. eSafety has contacted social media companies about the reports and will continue working with them to monitor the situation.
We are encouraging people who encounter this content to report it to the social media platform they've seen it on, or to eSafety at www.esafety.gov.au/report/illegal-harmful-content.
You are encourage to avoid raising the issue with your child as they may not have heard or been exposed to this video. Drawing undue attention to the issue may cause unnecessary worry or distress and increase exposure.
We will continue to monitor those students who are more vulnerable and at-risk, and check in with them about their interactions on and offline. If a young person is presenting with signs of distress, we will follow our procedures for managing and supporting students at risk.
If a life is in danger call Triple Zero (000).
Anyone who may be at risk or experiencing emotional distress, including worried family and friends can contact one of the following services:
We are praying for the families directly involved and affected by this, and are available to talk to any students or community members who are concerned or affected by this.
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What does the Bible say..
In Psalm 121:1-2 the Bible says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Where does your help come from?
No matter who we are and where we are in life, we can all do with some help. Even though we all need help, sometimes it's very difficult to figure out how to get help or who to get it from.
I saw this billboard somewhere which reads; “be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
Let us be like King David, and make the choice to seek help from the LORD always. He is the only one who can really help us. He makes a way where there seems to be no way. He moves mountains and, with His power, performs miracles. He can help you too.
You are blessed to be a blessing.