It seems girls 12-15 years of age are the worst offenders
I have a much shorter amount of time available to me this week so I can't write a really long blog and I am not sure I could ever do justice to the interviews so make sure you take time to listen :-)
"we always need to consider how our behaviour affects another person"
"Own the consequences of your choices"
It is against Facebook's T&C for someone under 13 to be on Facebook...apply the same principles as if you were driving in a car without a seat belt. The safeguards are there to protect you till you are emotionally more able to handle the interactions.
I will however make sure you have access to all the sites mentioned in the interview.
Leonie Smith offered some great insights and we are lucky enough to have her back on the show in a couple of weeks... so keep your ears open. Leonie is very clear - parents have to take responsibility for knowing what their children are doing. It is well worth getting her book to know how to implement basic internet safety.
"FREEDOM TO EXPRESS DOES NOT MEAN FREEDOM TO ABUSE"
Parents need to take enormous responsibility for what their children are doing online. Get interested and get involved. Lay the foundations that say "how you behave online should be no different from how you behave face to face".
Annaliese and Oliver discussed bullying as well as Anzac Day - what it means and what they will be doing this 100th Anniversary.
Truly what we got to was an agreement that war is such a terrifying reality and that we have to strive for more than peace. We have to strive for harmony between people, countries, nations.
Banter, funny comments can turn into bullying so quickly
The Cyber Safety Lady
Ku-Ring-Gai Youth Development Service
Bullying No Way
Kids Helpine - 1800 55 1800
Big thanks to Senior Constables, Stefanie Murray, Linda Hart, to Leonie Smith and to Annaliese, Oliver and TripleH fm. Also to Glorious Music for permission to use their music - Groove Your Foundations, Suave Connections and Tango with Truth.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.