10 year aniversary #forCarly

20 February 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of Carly’s death. Carly’s story reminds us that not everyone online is who they say they are.

Carly Ryan was a 15-year-old girl from South Australia who was groomed by a 50-year-old
man.

Carly was devastatingly murdered in February 2007 by the man after he convinced her to
meet him at a beach in Port Elliot, South Australia. She was the first Australian to be
murdered by an online predator.

The Carly Ryan Foundation continues to educate the Australian community on Carly’s story
by promoting internet safety and helping to ensure that Carly’s story does not happen to
other young people.

 

#forCarly Social Media Campaign

To commemorate Carly on 20 February and promote online safety, the Carly Ryan Foundation, in partnership with ThinkUKnow Australia, is asking the Australian community spread the word about staying safe through the theme: tell someone, take someone and be seen for Carly.

Social media users are also encouraged to nominate a friend to post a selfie and take
part in the campaign.

A Social Media Kit including a Facebook cover image, Facebook tile, Twitter cover image and Twibbon images has been developed for campaign supporters.

Download the Social Media Kit

 

Options for participation:

  • Upload a ‘selfie’ to your social media account; include the campaign social media
    post wording and social media hash tags. Nominate a friend to do the same to
    spread the word about online safety.
  • Update your social media profile or background pictures with the 10 year
    anniversary banner image, or the 10 year anniversary Twibbon.
  • Post our recommended campaign social media post wording and hashtags along
    with a social media tile/image.

 

Suggested social media post wording

These are some suggestions for posting on social media platforms:

Option 1

Today marks 10 years since Carly Ryan was murdered by an online predator.

Carly’s story reminds us that not everyone online is who they say they are.

If you are going to meet someone, tell someone your plans, take someone with you and be seen in a public place - your safety should always come first. 

I nominate [NAME] to post a selfie #forCarly

Option 2

Is your child online right now? Do you know for sure who they’re talking to?

Carly Ryan was a 15-year-old girl who was groomed online and then murdered by a 50-year-old man pretending to be someone else.

Carly’s story reminds us that not everyone online is who they say they are.

Parents: Be aware of how to block and report on the games, apps and sites your child is using so that you can take quick action if someone makes them uncomfortable.

Here’s a link for more tips on how to keep your family safe online:

https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/cyber-safety-and-security-guide

Option 3

My pledge #forCarly

I will remember Carly’s story.

I will tell someone my plans, take someone with me and be seen in a public place - my safety will always come first.

I nominate [name] to post a selfie #forCarly

Social media hashtags

These are the key hashtags that you can add to your social media post:

#tellsomeone #takesomeone #beseen #forCarly #rememberCarly #CarlyRyanFoundation #teamCarly #ThinkUKnow #cybersafety

 

Campaign Assets

Download the Social Media Kit

 

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