More schools to combat cyber-bullies

More schools will have access to the online program combatting cyber-bullying. (AGENCIES)

A new tool to fight cyber-bullying will be rolled out across Tasmania's public schools.

The interactive online cyber-safety program has been trialled in six schools.

Education Minister Lin Thorp says it will be expanded across the state in the next 12 months.

She says advances in technology have brought added challenges for students.

"They're dealing with a whole layer of stresses that their own parents wouldn't have had to deal with and that's because of access to mobile phones, computers etc," she said.

"So it's really, really important that we keep our kids safe and this is another tool to do that."

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