Media Centre

For all media queries and interview requests relating to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and National Centre Against Bullying, please contact Tim Newhouse at tim.newhouse@amf.org.au or +61 416306 759

Key statistics:

  • The Foundation has helped almost 2 million children during the past 20 years
  • A total of 27 per cent of young people are bullied every fortnight
  • One in 10 are cyber bullied every few weeks
  • More than 70,000 Buddy Bags have been distributed
  • More than a third of Australian schools are registered for eSmart
  • Almost 60% of Australian libraries are registered for eSmart
  • More than 230,000 Australian students are registered for the eSmart Digital Licence

Spokespeople

Our spokespeople can provide expert comment and media briefings on a number of specialist topics, including child safety and wellbeing, bullying, cyber bullying and cyber safety.

  • Lesley Podesta - Chief Executive Officer, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Sandra Craig - Manager National Centre Against Bullying/Senior Advisor Bullying
  • Jeremy Blackman - Senior Advisor Cybersafety, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Judi Fallon - Manager, Schools Programs, Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Click here for more information on our spokespeople.


Media releases 2017

6 February 2017 -
Time for Business to Connect


27 January 2017 -
 Will Foundation link work its magic for Sixers’ Brad Haddin?



18 January 2017 - 
Police boss and IT pioneer join Foundation Board 


16 January 2017 - PM’s cricket XI teams with Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Media releases 2016

22 December 2016 - Foundation provides cyber safety support to young Indigenous women in the NT

20 December 2016 - Response to story discussing an intervention order imposed to address persistent bullying

9 December 2016 - The Alannah & Madeline Foundation welcomes COAG decision on Adler 

8 December 2016 - The Alannah & Madeline Foundation to deliver gun control petition to Canberra 

8 December 2016 - Ad campaign highlights need to support children going through domestic violence

7 December 2016 -
Cricket stars sign on as the Foundation’s Big Bash League Ambassadors

4 December 2016 -
Foundation welcomes NSW position on Adler but warns against secret deals

1 December 2016 - Richmond players help Foundation pack momentous 70,000th Buddy Bag 

29 November 2016 - Foundation welcomes the Hon Alastair Nicholson as new Ambassador

28 November 2016 - Opinion: We are all to blame for the tragic death of Tyrone Unsworth

23 November 2016 - Cambodia trekkers raise almost $90,000 for the Foundation

22 November 2016 - Council of Australian Governments must show leadership on Adler

19 November 2016 -
The 19th Starry Starry Night raises more than $750,000

10 November 2016 - Shocking NSW cyber bullying figures show more education needed in schools

21 October 2016 - Message to Ministers: Keep our gun laws strong

20 October 2016 - Proposal to water down gun laws should be ruled out

19 October 2016 - Walter Mikac and Dipper primed and ready to take on Cambodia trek

18 October 2016 - Our gun safety not for negotiation in Senate

14 October 2016 - The King’s Men visit the Foundation’s Tasmanian origins during second annual charity ride

11 October 2016 - Foundation launches its new eSmart Digital Licence Scholarship

10 October 2016 - Alarming children’s cyber bullying figures highlight need for more education and support for Australians

28 September 2016 -
Foundation calls on Governments to follow Victoria in supporting children removed from home

16 September 2016 - Melissa Doyle and Richo to host this year’s 19th Starry Starry Night

14 September 2016 - Foundation supports federal move for a national gun amnesty

9 September 2016 - Second National eSmart Week strikes positive chord with communities across Australia

6 September 2016 - NCAB sends message to leaders: Bullying is a public health issue

2 September 2016 -
Close to 1,000 schools and libraries have registered for National eSmart Week

19 August 2016 - Schools and libraries get in early on registrations for second National eSmart Week

17 August 2016 -
Opinion - Pornographic ring highlights the unacceptable acceptance of online misogyny

17 August 2016 - Statement on national school pornography ring

12 August 2016 -
Tasmanian Government to roll out eSmart cyber safety program across 180 schools

10 August 2016 - Acclaimed Cubby House program to be expanded to the Melbourne Children’s Court

10 August 2016 - Celebrities take up the challenge to raise money for Foundation’s Cambodia fundraiser

5 August 2016 -
Foundation to reach and teach more Australians during second annual National eSmart Week

2 August 2016 -
Foundation welcomes extension of Adler gun ban but it should go further

29 July 2016 - NCAB Conference calls for bullying and harassment to be major health priorities

29 July 2016 -
NCAB Conference: States starving schools of cyber bullying funds, says Susan McLean

29 July 2016 - NCAB Conference - Dr Michael Carr-Gregg calls for a world-first school app to fight bullying

29 July 2016 - NCAB Conference: Parenting expert concerned parents of bullies could be bullying their children

28 July 2016 -
NCAB Conference: New app to stop children uploading negative images to social media

28 July 2016 - NCAB Conference: The Foundation calls on Government to work together to reduce suicide

28 July 2016 - NCAB Conference: The Alannah & Madeline Foundation CEO calls for renewed focus on bullying

28 July 2016 - NCAB Conference: Justice Alastair Nicholson calls for Aboriginal influence in Royal Commission 

28 July 2016 - Empower young people to develop their own anti-bullying campaigns 

28 July  2016 -
Bullying education starts with mutual respect

28 July 2016 - Youth panel to give firsthand account of bullying at NCAB Conference

27 July 2016 - Wake-up call needed on impacts of childhood bullying

27 July 2016 - International expert urges a broader approach to addressing bullying

27 July 2016 - Governments failing young people on bullying and abuse

27 July 2016 - Bullying impacts genes and brains, says visiting Canadian professor

27 July 2016 - Concern for bullying victims who are at risk of depression

26 July 2016 - Teenage sexting victims at high psychological risk

25 July 2016 - Restorative Practices – An effective process for managing bullying behaviour

22 July 2016 - Don’t bully the bully if you want it to stop, says parenting psychologist

20 July 2016 - Online support may provide buffer to cyber bullying

30 June 2016 - Bullying levels down by a third but still not good enough ahead of NCAB Conference

23 June 2016 - National call for uniform approach to bullying in schools

10 June 2016 - Australian schools participate in National Buddy Day to raise awareness about bullying

9 June 2016 - eSmart Libraries plays a key role in supporting Australian libraries online

3 June 2016 - Media agency visits community to support Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s work

1 June 2016  - Richmond star visits old primary school to discuss the importance of National Buddy Day

20 May 2016 -
Richmond vs Sydney game delivers $55,000 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

16 May 2016 - The Alannah & Madeline Foundation welcomes new CEO during its 20th year

11 May 2016 - Richmond, Sydney match to help protect children living with violence

27 April 2016 - Foundation holds vigil to remember those lost at Port Arthur 20 years ago

21 April 2016 -
Foundation encourages Australians to observe minute silence on Port Arthur anniversary

18 March 2016 -
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation supports National Day of Action Against Bullying

19 February 2016 - National eSmart Week winner 2016

15 February 2016 - Buddy Bags go international thanks to serendipitous Jetstar flight

12 February 2016 - Every Australian Capital Territory library is safer online after receiving eSmart accreditation

12 February 2016 - Western Australia's first eSmart Library celebrates cybersafety for staff and visitors

5 February 2016 - Safer Internet Day reinforces push for a safer, smarter and more responsible Australia

28 January 2016 - The Alannah & Madeline Foundation Ambassador Melissa Doyle receives Order of Australia honour

 23 January 2016 - BBL final shines light on the Foundation's work to protect children from violence


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