February 2019


Welcome to our latest newsletter! In this issue we cover:
- our new eSmart Digitial Licence for Junior
  Primary students
- how proud we are that Kate and Tick Everett
  are Australia's Local Heroes
- opportunities to work or volunteer with us at
  the Foundation 
- National Day of Action Against Bullying
- signs of bullying to look out for.
Thank you so much for your continued support, it is truly appreciated.

Lesley Podesta
Chief Executive Officer

Back to school

With children online before they can read, our new eSmart Junior Primary Digital Licence is aimed at Prep to Year 2 students so they can learn how to be smart, safe and responsible online. Think of it as a 'pen licence' for primary students.

Find out more here

Australia's local heroes

As you may know, the Foundation is supporting Dolly's Dream and we're thrilled to congratulate Kate and Tick Everett – parents of Amy “Dolly” Everett and founders of anti-bullying initiative Dolly’s Dream – on being named the 2019 Local Hero at the Australian of the Year Awards on 25 January. Read the full story here

National Day of Action Against Bullying

This year's theme is Bullying. No Way! Take action
every day
Thousands of schools around the country will step up on 15 March and empower students to be part of the solution when addressing bullying in their community, thereby creating safer schools for everyone. Find out more here to see how you can be part of the solution.

Supporting eSmart Digital Licence

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Dolly’s Dream welcome the announcements from the Federal Government and the Federal Opposition on their support of the eSmart Digital Licence.

Read the full story here

Bullying signs to look out for

Bullying. Just the word itself can invoke fear given its potentially devastating effects. One in four students report being bullied, and one in five report being cyber bullied.
Read the full story for some of the signs to look out for as our children go back to school.


Join us at Run Melbourne

Are you ready to hit the ground running in 2019?
Join us at Run Melbourne on 28 July 2019 and help us raise funds to care, prevent and advocate for a brighter future for all Australian children. 
Be a part of our team or make your own - Find out more here


For more than four years, Cricket Australia and the Foundation have been working together to keep children safe from violence, bullying and cyber bullying.

Over the Boxing Day Test Cricket Australia was Batting for Buddy, encouraging cricket fans to dig deep and support the Foundation’s Buddy Bags program. 

This program supports 10,000 children in refuges or foster homes every year and has delivered a total of 92,000 Buddy Bags to children in emergency accommodation around Australia.

Did you know?

Close to 2,000 volunteers have helped pack Buddy Bags since the program started in September 2007 - thanks to each and every one of you!

See how our amazing supporters are raising funds for the Foundation.

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This is the difference our programs are making, thanks to you.

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We're in a significant growth phase and have a number of opportunities available.

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