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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.

Judi Fallon (QLD, WA, NSW), Michelle Webster (VIC)
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 Judi
Judi Fallon is The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Schools’ Program Manager. She is responsible for the Framework’s development and implementation in all schools across Australia.
Judi has extensive experience in education. She was a teacher for 12 years and a school principal for 10 years in the Victorian Education Department primary school system.
Judi was involved in the Eleanor Davis Women in Leadership state-wide school program for women for four years during her career, as she realised the important role mentoring played in inspiring high potential aspirants. Judi then moved onto mentoring women in school leadership roles within the Barwon South Western region for two years. She was instrumental in successfully helping to encourage these women by providing them with expert advice and leading by example.
Judi’s commitment to students with special needs was highlighted during her involvement in the Youth Service Cluster Leader program from 2003 to 2007. During that time, she focused on getting the schools, local shires and agencies on board, to help make a difference in these students’ lives.
After retiring from the schools system in 2007, Judi worked in Singapore as an Academic Director teaching and writing curriculum for the Ministry of Education.
Judi commenced with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation in June 2011 as the Senior Education Specialist looking after the provision of the eSmart schools’ resources. In November 2011, she moved into the manager role.
Judi has a Bachelor of Marketing and a Bachelor of Education from Monash University, Melbourne.
Her passion is to make a difference in the lives of children by helping to keep them safe, smart and responsible in the cyber world.
Judi has two adult children and enjoys reading and spending her spare time with her family.

About Michelle

Michelle Webster is The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Schools Program Coordinator. She is part of the team responsible for the development and implementation of eSmart Schools in all schools across Australia.
Michelle completed education studies in Health, Physical Education and Science. She has held teaching and leadership positions within Australian and at an international school in Doha, Qatar. Whilst teaching, Michelle developed a keen interest in the integration of technology into the curriculum and the power it has to engage both students and parents in education.
It was Michelle’s involvement in a school wellbeing committee driving a whole of school approach to mental health and wellbeing that sparked her interest in whole of school behaviour change programs. This interest has lead Michelle to undertake postgraduate studies in health promotion and has since worked with a number of not-for-profits supporting school across Australia with leadership and whole of school behaviour change programs.
Michelle is passionate about the role that schools play in the wellbeing of young people and the importance of ensuring young people are safe and responsible in both the online and offline worlds in which they so actively participate.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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