This abuse, it must be stressed, is not a matter of free speech. It is a matter of public safety and law. Threats of death, rape or other physical harm are illegal online, just as they are offline. Likewise, it is against the law to encourage a person to harm themselves.
As a writer, public figure, child rights and human rights advocate, social media user and parent, the issue of cyberbullying and online safety really hits home for me.
The Fictional Woman has won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the 63rd Australian Book Design Awards, for designers Tara Moss and Matt Stanton from HarperCollins. Here’s how the cover happened:
What if we gave as many column inches to random acts of kindness as we do to random acts of violence?
What if we valued humanitarian aid as highly as we value human might?…
Today I am honoured to be announced as the Patron of the Full Stop Foundation for ending domestic and sexual violence, Full Stop. Here is a full transcript of my speech at the Parliament House launch.