TROLL FREE DAY

Friday March 16th 2018

After seeing an increase in trolling and inexcusable online behaviour, Mel Greig created an initiative that will run on the National Day of Awareness against Bullying called Troll Free Day. For Mel, she has experienced the worst kind of trolling and wants to do everything she can to help combat it. Mel struggled to overcome the trolling and it played a big role in her falling into a deep depression, at first she believed everything that was being said to her.

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ABOUT TROLL FREE DAY

After seeing an increase in trolling and inexcusable online behaviour, Mel Greig created an initiative that will run on the National Day of Awareness against Bullying called Troll Free Day. For Mel, she has experienced the worst kind of trolling and wants to do everything she can to help combat it. Mel struggled to overcome the trolling and it played a big role in her falling into a deep depression, at first she believed everything that was being said to her.

MEL: “If, as an adult I struggled so extremely with it . . . how is a child supposed to understand and deal with online bullying? This is about everyone with a social media account.”

MEDIA SUPPORT

Troll Free Day has incredible support from the media every year and for the first time in Australia, one of the country’s most interactive opinion and news sites www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview disabled their comments for 24hrs.

Click here to read: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/sorry-trolls-but-were-switching-you-off/news-story/9e02671bf6ef1c3bd191a4173b422f4d

Grant Broadcasters airs a 1 hour radio special across 40 radio stations Australia wide with a reach of 2 million people. Troll Free Day also had the support from the biggest commercial radio networks in Australia who got involved online or by talking to Mel Greig on-air about the initiative.

TV Networks showed their support through various interviews and segments including Network 10's The Project, Channel 7's The Morning Show and The Daily Edition. To truly make a difference the power of media platforms plays a huge role in helping to raise awareness and start the conversation.

WHAT CAN I DO

Sit down with family, friends and work mates and listen to the 1 hour Troll Free Day Radio Special. It will air across Australia on majority of Grant Broadcasters stations or you can listen live at www.wavefm.com.au at 3pm on Friday March 16th 2018 or listen to the podcasts on the Radio Specials page on this site.

RADIO SPECIALS

Download one of the memes and post it on your social media accounts to show your support, encourage people to listen to the radio special at www.trollfreeday.com.au and to start the conversation.