Why have a panel show and an outside broadcast on Cyberbullying? Because it is something our whole community are affected by and our whole community can be involved in doing something about.
My focus is from the space that we have to be the change we want to see in the world – computers don’t do it, mobile phones don’t do it, social media platforms don’t do it. It is us who press the buttons that use all of those tools as a medium to express in a way that can either harm or not. Responsibility and accountability are keys to making the innovations of today and tomorrow something that support us to connect on a far wider scale than we have ever been able
Paul Fletcher MP talked us through the role of the Children's e-safety Commissioner and the legislation that is in place to support children. The interview is split into two for the purpose of the show and an expanded version of the interview can be found on Soundcloud through this link.
Cyberbullying doesn't just affect the people who are on the receiving end.
Just because you can post anonymously now - don't think for a second that apps which can reveal your identity are not on their way
Let's learn to build each other up not tear each other down
How comfortable are you with what you say online?
All Rise Survey - Have your voice heard
All Rise is an international project looking at the consequences of Cyberbullying - have your voice heard and contribute to the statistics by completing the short survey
Where do we set the bar for 'normal'?
When we look at how people communicate there are varying degrees of 'normal', we asked Paul Fletcher how will the commissioner legislate a 'serious' abuse or threat..check out the interview for the answer.
We have to be the change we want to see in the world...as Albert Einstein said
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Young people have a huge amount to offer and the workshops, courses and support that we adults offer has to be founded on a call from youth – otherwise we are running workshops on what we think they need rather than what they have shown a call for. This was the loud and clear message from the panel here at Asquith Girls High and we all said - keep letting people know that you can be the change you want to see and how we can support you.
Don't forget to check out the other shows my guests have been in on Stay in the Loop with Lucy - all available on Soundcloud
Asquith Girls High School - Elizabeth Amvrazis - thank you for saying yes! Krishnaveni Ganeson, thank you for being inspired by the project and being right by my side from start to finish, Joe Carroll was the IT support who helped us find just the right spot to get the best signal we could!
Asquith Girls High School is a comprehensive single gender secondary school which enjoys a high standing in the community and is committed to developing young women who are independent and responsible learners and leaders, able to work cooperatively as future citizens. Their mission statement is as follows:
"To nurture personal best and global citizenship in every student by providing a safe and vibrant learning environment with inspiring teaching."
Information taken from Asquith Girls High school plan 2015-2017
TripleH fm Outside Broadcast team including Mary in the studio who recorded the show for me, played in the interviews and generally back us up, Neil who was the mastermind behind the entire technical set up on site, he ran the show, he guided he cued he even joined in (off air!). Our Anzac day OB buddy Peter was a guiding support prior to the event and his support and guidance came in very handy.
Glorious Music for the use of their music in my podcast. Check out their website and the albums I used tracks from. The tracks featured in this episode are Groove Your Foundations as the title music and Tango with Truth
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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.