Raise awareness about bullying

In the States, October 4-10th is National Bullying Prevention Awareness week and they have a site: Stomp Out Bullying. As part of the week, there is Blue Shirt Day on October 5th to help raise awareness.

According stats on their website, 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and 1 out of 5 admit to being a bully or exhibiting bullying behaviour. For cyberbullying, 1 out of 4 have been bullied online more than one time. 58% of the kids do not tell their parents or other adult when something mean or hurtful has happened online.

In Australia, the Communications & Media Authority launched Let’s Fight It Together. The 7 minute video and teachers guide is designed to give teens strategies to avoid and help others dealing with cyberbullying. They quote research saying an average of 7-10% of students in years 4-9 have been cyber bullied.

Also out of AU, interesting research this week from a QUT researcher who says cyber bullying has contributed to increasing numbers of crime by girls. Professor Kerry Carrington notes there needs to be programs which address this increase and acknowledgment that girls can be violent. article here.

What is happening in other countries to bring light to the issue?

July conversations: b2b, how x year olds use media & breaking guitars

what we’ve been talking about on e-mint this month:

the question has been asked… how many of us work in a B2B context? most communities are thought of being B2C but are they? would e-mint, a community of community people, be considered B2C or B2B?

making the rounds recently is a report written by a 15 year old who was doing work experience at Morgan Stanley. his ‘how teenagers consume media‘ dismisses twitter, calls newspapers irrelevant, says they love phones and won’t pay for music. is any of this totally surprising?

the report doesn’t mention how many teenagers were consulted for this ‘research’ or their demographic/psychographic info, so it’s interesting to read a follow-up by a 17 year old work experience student. and finally, let’s not forget our very own Dan Wilson’s ‘how 31 year olds consume media‘!

we’ve also been talking about dave carroll’s ‘united breaks guitars’ video. an update (from july 24) says the 2nd of 3 promised songs will be online soon. United has offered repair costs, travel vouchers and says they want to use Dave’s video in training videos.

May conversations – twitter, outsourcing, removing content

Time has flown past since my last past so will have to do a monthly conversation wrap-up this time!

On the list we’ve been talking about twitter & kids (and the lack of information Twitter provides in regards to safety),  can you outsource your moderation to India?,  and what’s the best practice when you remove a comment/thread (do you leave a notice behind?  do you alert the people involved? etc).

and we’re enjoying troll slayer on xkcd

Event– On June 12th, there’s a roundtable event for Aussie Community Managers in Sydney – see Alison’s blog for details

this week: twitter, jobs and drinks

if you missed our last event on the 15th,  Holly from Fresh Networks has a summary.  

 if you have ideas for future meetings, are interested in sponsoring one or just a general comment, please be in touch (on this site,  on the mailing list or via email). 

last week on e-mint, we’ve been talking about …

  • twitter (of course!)
  • social media ROI
  • plus a couple london based jobs have been posted to the group

read more (or join e-mint)

reminder: next London e-mint meeting- April 15

the next e-mint gathering in London is slated for April 15th at Holborn’s The Square Pig pub (6:30pm start).

we’ll be arranging a speaker at the start of the evening ( details to follow).    there will also be lots of time to have a drink and a chat with old friends plus make a few new ones.

brought to you by e-mint and organised by FreshNetworks.

please rsvp here.

sydney AU – online communities:making it happen

the folks at the NSW KM association are putting together an evening in Sydney entitled:

Online Communities – Making It Happen

Online Communities have significantly grown in profile during recent years – esp. with the popularity of sites such as Facebook. This session brings together people who have an interest in the many forms of online community – whether these communities consist of professionals, employees, consumers or just people that want to hang out together. The session will be highly interactive. 


Angela Beesley is the Vice-President of Community Relations for Wikia Inc. which she co-founded with Jimmy Wales in 2004 to support wiki communities. She is also the chair of the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation, which manages the free-content encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Scott Drummond is the Community Manager for SportsHydrant, an online community for sports enthusiasts based in Sydney. Previously he was deputy editor of Marketing Magazine.

Christy McCarthy is the Community Relations Manager for WorldNomads, a global online travel company. She is also responsible for the not-for-profit online fundraising initiative – footprints.org.au which helps people give back to the communities in which they travel.

Mark Pollard is Strategy Director, McCann Sydney where he is responsible for brand and digital strategies for the likes of Microsoft, Pfizer and more. He is also the CEO of Stealth Magazine, the first full-colour hip hop magazine in the Southern Hemisphere.


Space is limited. Please RSVP before COB Friday 20th February by e-mail to: rsvp@nsw-km-forum.org. au

NSW-KM cannot accept RSVPs after this time.

LOCATION: (map below):

Darling Park
201 Sussex Street

Enter from Druitt Street, go up the escalators and up the hall. Continue through the foyer until you see the PwC security desk through the doors on your left hand side. Please note: You will need to get a security pass from the security desk in the PwC Foyer, then proceed to main reception on Level 10 and tell reception you are here for the NSW KM forum.


5.30pm for 6pm, Monday  23 February 2009.


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