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Best Enemies in the Community


  • Youth Cyber Safety Summit

    A joint initiative between Best Enemies Education and the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) was held at ACMI, Melbourne. The Summit brought together a powerhouse of top thinkers in an open forum with youth educators, teachers, students, police & government representatives. The evening: - Addressed best approaches to protecting young people online - Presented the Best Enemies education resource developed by ATOM - Promoted cyber safe legislation. Further information on the outcomes of the Summit will be posted shortly.

  • Working with Students - The Benefits and Challenges of Living in a Cyber-World by Lee Burton

    If we are to work with students about the benefits and challenges of living in a cyber-world we need to use all of the wonderful resources that the world offers. I am an avid supporter of resources that speak directly to students. Obviously, as one of the writers of the study guide and the manager of the video clips on Best Enemies and having seen how students respond to it excitedly and positively in forums I have run I am keen to enhance and extend its impact.

     

  • Best Enemies wins Award of Merit at the Accolade Film Competition

    Best Enemies has won the Award of Merit at the 2010 Accolade Film Competition held in California.

    The Accolade recognises film, television and new media professionals who demonstrate achievement in craft and creativity and contribute to social change.
  • Ku-ring-gai Mental Health Forum - 'Get Connected' with Best Enemies

    Best Enemies has presented at the Ku-ring-Gai 2010 Mental Health Forum - 'Get Connected'

     

    'Get Connected' was facilitated by the Ku-ring-gai Police and Community Safety Committe in partnership with the Ku-ring-gai Council. The forum presented information and raised awareness to teachers, parents and young people on the impact of bullying, cyber bullying, and depression on young people in the community.

     

  • North Shore Times - "Pillow-talking bully girls"

    TEENAGE girls think nothing of taking their mobile phones to bed and tucking them under their pillows to receive messages in the night.

    Former Killara High School student Lee-Ann Simon said girls wanted to know what was happening among their friends before they got to school.

    Girls were also more likely than boys to be cyber bullies, posting hurtful and untrue messages on Facebook and using phones and the internet to harass their enemies.