The government will take the first step in working towards a whole-of-community response to bullying next week, when it hosts a forum aimed at tackling the problem head on.
On Thursday Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff will join community and business leaders in Hobart to explore future actions against bullying.
The meeting will mark the first of its kind in Tasmania and build on Mr Rockliff's new responsibilities as Mental Health and Wellbeing Minister.
With plans to explore existing initiatives aimed at stopping and preventing bullying, as well as new opportunities, Mr Rockliff said it was important for all Tasmanians to work together on the issue.
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"Bullying is a serious problem that can only be prevented through a shared effort, supported by each of us as individuals," he said.
"It can happen to anyone, anywhere at any age and can cause harm to physical and/or mental wellbeing, and lead to tragic consequences."
Among the attendees will be representatives from Relationships Australia. Tasmania chief executive Mat Rowell said bullying was an issue that went far beyond just the classroom.
"We congratulate the minister for seeking to bring together the views of the broader cross-section of the community. Because it's not just a school issue," he said.
"It has got to be owned as a whole-community issue. Kids are only at school six or seven hours a day, what happens after that - we all need to step up."
Mr Rowell said he was optimistic the forum would lead to action.
"What we are seeing now is a more direct link and a heightened sense of awareness around the issues," he said.
"We are making the link between social isolation, anxiety and potential mental health problems in young people as result of bullying.
"The community is more aware and I think it's timely that we take this sort of action, together."