Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying using technology such as the Internet or mobile phone. It can be shared widely and quickly with a lot of people, making this form of bullying extremely dangerous and harmful. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers. Cyberbullying can be identified as being repeated behaviour by an aggressor with an intent to harm or embarrass someone. This type of behaviour can include posting rumours about a person, posting direct threats or sexual remarks, even disclosing a victim’s personal information. Internet trolling is another common form of cyberbullying often found in online gaming or social media circles. Internet trolls often do this to elicit a reaction or disruption from their victim purely for their own personal amusement.
Cyber Safety Solutions
Susan is the Founder of Cyber Safety Solutions and is Australia’s foremost expert in cyber safety. A member of Victoria Police for 27 years, she is widely known as the ‘cyber cop’, being the first officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people.
Alannah & Madeline Foundation
As CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Lesley has established a range of new key global partnerships for the Foundation to deliver ambitious new public health goals. Her time at the Health Department, saw her lead the response to the tsunami crisis in Aceh, Indonesia and later developed the National Incident Room following the Bali bombings.
Michael sits on the Board of many organisations including the National Centre Against Bullying. In 1985 he founded CanTeen, a cancer support group for teenagers. He is the resident psychologist on Channel 7’s Sunrise and has worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist. Michael has written several bestselling books on parenting including ‘Surviving Year 12’.
Children who are cyberbullied are often also being bullied in person. However, these victims have a harder time of escaping this type of behaviour as it can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and reach them even when they are alone. Inappropriate or harassing messages and images are extremely difficult to delete after they have been posted or sent.