Hi guys, So I was talking with a friend over the weekend while celebrating their little girl’s birthday. They are considering moving away from Sydney to relocate to the Sunshine Coast (they have actually been making us think really hard about it too!). He was saying he is concerned about whether his children might be the subject of more bullying over there than where they are now in Sydney: they are mixed ethnicity kids, half caucasian, half asian. His reasoning was that since Sydney has a wide mix of people from all kinds of backgrounds, his kids are more likely to blend in and not stand out as much and be labelled “different” by other kids. I didn’t know what to say, not having experienced living in more regional areas, but I could see his point given there would be plenty of asian, caucasian, indian etc, ethnic kids in the schools in Sydney, his kids would not stand out at all and be in fact quite ordinary. That being said my personal experience when travelling there was that people were actually very friendly, perhaps more so than in a big city like Sydney. From what I recall from my school years, apart from personality, a key to stay out of trouble was being perfectly average. Now, of course it depends a lot on the parents, the kids, the environment, plenty of variables here, but I was curious whether anyone had some experience with this, perhaps from an ethnical background perspective, or simply whether regional areas tend to have more/less bullying problems or maybe someone has made a similar move away from a big city to a more regional center? What are you thoughts ?