Ignore Bullies and Dream

Sep 18, 2013    

Ignore Bullies and Dream

Message from Anti-Bullying Expert and Macarthur Local

National Anti-bullying Authority, Brett Murray, is a leader in his field and recently addressed over 100 students from seven high schools at Event Cinemas in Macarthur Square.

Brett is a Macarthur local, having lived in Macquarie Fields and attending Ingleburn Public School many years ago. This fact resonated with the young audience and Brett soon had them enthralled, captivated and motivated knowing that they had the power to change themselves and others and begin the journey to wipe out bullying.

Brett has impacted millions of teenagers over the last 22 years through his high school presentations, speaking at conferences and youth forums, on TV, radio and in print media, not to mention through his amazing books.

Many of the attendees were a part of their School’s Representative Councils and were eager to get back to school to implement some of the strategies recommended by Brett.

Brooke Murray is a Peer Mediator at Elderslie High School and was looking forward to learning anti-bullying techniques to introduce, specifically to Year 7. “I am excited to find out ways to help the kids at our school”, said Brooke.

Attendees also got to view a screening of Bully, a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. Bully opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders.

This event was possible thanks to Event Cinemas, Youth Connections, MTC Australia and MWLP – Linking Youth.

Details: Sue Scobie MWLP 4625 1863 or email sue.scobie@mwlp.com.au

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