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Digital Detox - Proudly sponsored by Apprenticeships Melbourne


48 Hour Digital Detox Activities

During the 48 hour digital detox, schools & organisations have the opportunity to engage in cyber safety and anti-bullying workshops and activities provided by the Best Enemies, Bully Zero Australia Foundation & the Food for Thought teams.

Resources & activities for schools, teachers & students will be available to take time out & catch up with people face to face without the interruptions of social media applications.




The DIGITAL DETOX

What is the Digital Detox

Each participant will take a pledge to participate in the 48 Hour Digital Detox to 'take a break' from the use of their normal daily social networking activities, e.g. Facebook, twitter, email, instagram, text messaging & similar for 48 Hours.

What do I have to give up?

For 48 hours you simply take a pledge to 'take a break' from your use of social networking, i.e. hand over your mobile phone to a trusted friend, turn off your internet at home & disconnect.

Why should I participate?

 

By taking the pledge, participates will fundraise for an important cause – funding cyber safety and anti-bullying education programs at your school or organisation.


Navigating the social media landscape can be stressful, particularly for young people. Misuse of online privacy, sharing information online & digital reputation is contributing to higher rates of low self-esteem & depression.
 

Mental health related issues are increasing & make up over 45% of the counselling sessions relating to suicide & self-injury.

 

Cyber bullying in Australia is on the rise with recent research showing that 1 in 5 have experienced some form of cyber bullying.

1 in 10 Australian teenagers experience repeated & abusive cyber bullying.

Bully Zero Australia Foundation, Best Education & a youth development program 'Food for Thought' are ready to deliver effective programs to reduce social media misuse & reduce cyber bullying in Australia.

Why do I have to better use my social networking accounts?

Facebook, twitter, Instagram & other social networking sites are wonderful tools when used correctly, we can connect, create, communicate & share.

However they can disconnect us on a human level when used incorrectly. Online bullying, sexting & misuse in schools or in workplaces can lead to major social issues & consequences.

By disconnecting YOU are making a commitment to taking a stand against Cyber Bullying & creating awareness.

How do I raise money?

Ask for sponsorship from friends, family, neighbours & work colleagues to support you during the 48 hour Digital Detox.

What happens to the money I raise?

 

The money raised will go to the Bully Zero Australia Foundation, whose objective is to provide young people with education to prevent bullying and work with bullies and their families to create positive behavioural changes.

 

Bully Zero will use the money raised to fund the delivery of cyber safety and anti-bullying workshops and resources to your school or organisation.


What are you waiting for?

 





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