Self(ie) Image: Empowering Young People and Transforming Community Perceptions
Alannah & Madeline Foundation
Being a teen hasn’t changed much, but the technology for self-expression and connection has. ‘Selfies’ and ‘self-image’ are concepts integral to the way they live their lives.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation are undertaking the Self(ie) Image Project to harness the experiences of young people to raise awareness and change perceptions of teens and their social worlds, with young people learning the core skills of keeping themselves safe online.
In the workshop participants will work through the same design thinking activity that that the young people who participated in the project followed to create the peer developed strategies utilised in the project. The ideas of the audience will then be used in a discussion that compares the behaviours, perceptions and solutions of the young people and recommendations of the industry reference group.
About Alannah & Madeline Foundation
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996.
Our programs are in one third of all Australian schools and more than half of all Australian public libraries, and we support 10,000 children in refuges or foster homes across Australia every year. We have helped almost 2 million children and their families nationwide since we began in 1997.
Our vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment.