Monday September 16th, 2013, 10pm, Channel 31 (C31 is on Digital Channel 44).
Queer Young Thing delves into what it means to be young and queer in Australia today.
Host: Dylan Adler
Topic: Social media and bullying
We look at social media and bullying, aiming to empower anyone to seize control from those who try to bully them. Our young quests introduce the topic explaining their interactions and experiences. Included are some woops moments, which highlight what can happen as a result of placing innocent content onto social media.
This episode’s elders explain the common types of bullying, who are being bullied, who are doing the bullying, and how bullying can affect an individual.
Susan McLean disperses the myth that you can be forever anonymous on the internet.
The conversation of our guests is peppered with Vox Pops where we ask, “What is the best defence against Internet Bullies?”
Actions which anyone who is being bullied, their friend(s) or some-one who sees something
inappropriate, can do to STOP bullying – is the underlying message of this episode.
Guests, Youth: Anthony, Kassy
Guests, Elders: Malitha Perera (Headspace), Susan McLean (Cyber Safety Solutions), Nate Reid (Gay & Lesbian Switchboard)
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