His comments follow a 17-year-old student from Melbourne's eastern suburbs taking her own life last week after she was bullied on social media site Facebook.

....Hillside mother Amy Machell said she wanted to see more local forums to ensure students, parents and schools were on the "same page".

"I took my son to an anti-bullying forum and I thought it was important that we did that together," she said.

Keilor mother Karin Steinhoff said the school her children went to had issues with bullying but dealt with it by setting up a restorative justice system.

"They bring the bully and the victim together to talk about the issue and it has worked really well."

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