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Ashleigh Smith-NZs Queens Young Leader

In December last year, Ashleigh was named as New Zealand’s Queen’s Young Leader award winner for 2017. “I am absolutely thrilled to see the amazing work that Ashleigh has led nationally and internationally to fight cyber bullying has been rightly recognised by the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty The Queen,” said Aaron Hape, who is also […]

Stories, Recognition

NZ Youth Awards 2017

We were thrilled to be back at the NZ Youth Awards this year  to recognise two more of our incredible young people. These Awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as well as those who have made a significant contribution towards supporting young people in their communities. The Award categories […]

Stories, Resources

Vodafone Technology Grant- Creating an Online Help Tool

In 2016, the Vodafone Foundation launched it’s Technology Grant Pipeline approach. The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Technology Development funding is designed to support the development, implementation or growth of technology-focused solutions to youth development issues in Aotearoa.  Vodafone are looking for ambitious, innovative projects that must have clearly intended goals to enable vulnerable young people […]

Stories

#Girltakeover at Facebook

For Safer Internet Day this year (February 7th) we were excited to again partner with Facebook Australia/NZ and Project ROCKIT, this time alongside Plan International Australia to run a #girltakeover at Facebook’s Melbourne offices. Our focus was on instant content and how we could collaborate with local students to create expectations of mutual respect, safety […]

Stories, Recognition

KiwiBank Local Hero Medallists 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for both Ashleigh and Keryn whose work has continues to be recognised, this time with a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local hero medal at a ceremony in Dunedin. The medals were presented by Dunedin city councillor Rachel Elder, who congratulated the recipients and said it was vital […]

Videos, Tips & Tools

Getting Started with Snapchat

Wanting to set up a Snapchat account and keen to know what is involved? Lucy has created a quick video to talk you through all of the steps from getting an account set up through to sharing photos and even blocking someone.

Videos, Tips & Tools

Trying out Instagram’s NEW Comment Moderation Tool

Tip took some time today to check out Instagram’s NEW comment moderation tool and to think about how this could curb his mum’s tendency to comment about how ‘cute’ he is in his Instagram posts… Check out the video below to see how you can enable this feature and how you can personalise it using […]

News

Visiting Facebook EU- yep, we really did!

It is often the unexpected things in life that can be the most memorable. That has been the case for us in Dublin. When we left New Zealand we had no idea that we would get to go and meet with some of the team at Facebook in Dublin. It came about via conversation during […]

News

What we bought to the International Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders Conference

We had 20 minute to share with the world who we are, why we do the things we do and how we work. It was like trying to fit a water melon into a match box. The purpose of the presentation was to tell others how to engage and empower young people to make a […]

News

Nikki shares her Day One Conference Round up

DAY ONE ROUNDUP: Today we had day one of the Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders conference in Dublin. We attended some really interesting workshops and some workshops that had ideas that really challenged the way that we work. For me, one of the most awesome ideas to come out of today was the BPART acronym created […]