On Alcohol Celebrations in Sport:
Human Rights Commission Online Survey Responses
The right to express is not the right to abuse. The right to an opinion is not a right to force that opinion on others.
Australians feel strongly that they are free to express their opinions....However, when bullying and targeting arises as a reaction to that freedom of expression, it does impact on the sense of freedom the original person felt. Particularly online, threats and 'trolling' can deprive a person of the feeling of freedom to safely express themselves. This is complex because of course the 'troll' is exercising their freedom to expression, and in doing so limiting that of the other.
Holroyd High has turned the lives of many children around - how do they do it?
How do we prevent online bullying? This was the question posed by Nadia Goodman after her experience of moderating Monica Lewinsky's Ted Talk entitled - The Price of Shame
....I think of that moment of sea change like a sort of herd immunity. The positive voices, when there are enough of them, keep abusive ones from spreading, just as most vaccinated polulation protects those few people who are not. Together, we have the power to protect the most vulnerable amongst us.
This phenomenon is Monica's message in action. She asks us to be "upstanders", to speak up and stand up for those who are victims of our culture of shame.
Nadia Goodman - ideas.ted.com
Before lasting behaviour change can occur,
Taking time to understand why we do the things we do, whether it is:
By taking time to understand why we use these behaviours or go into these patterns means that the behaviours no longer own us and we have a potential to change. To be the change we want to see.
We will have further interviews on this introductory topic in weeks to come... this was a taster!
Michael Thorn article in Sydney Morning Herald - ICC Cricket World Cup: Alcohol-drenched culture needs to change
Michael Thorn is Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Reseach & Education
Adrienne Fracis article from ABC news - Urgent 'shake-up' of domestic and sexual violence responses needed: ACT victims of Crime Commissioner
Rachel Olding article in SMH - New anti-domestic violence minister Pru Goward highlights prevention
Intergenerational Report - Challenge of Change
Human Rights Commission Rights and ResponsibilitiesConsultation Report 2015
SBS Insight program into Holroyd High
Youth Actions Election report
Iman Farrar article from North Shore Times
RN First Bite - Sweet and sour: Sugar and caffeine in the brain
ABC Catalyst - Toxic Sugar
Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk 2015 - The price of Shame
Nadia Goodman - Want to prevent online bullying?
Huffington Post - How to Change the Habits of 107,000 people
The New Behaviour Change App from Fabic
Short video - Is Change Possible? Understanding our Choices
With thanks to...
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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.