Jessica's national message
By KAT MULLARD
A LITTLE under a month ago, Jessica Jones launched a campaign on a local radio station to combat the growing problem of cyber bullying.
Now the 16-year-old radio announcer's message has reached a national audience. The media campaign, which began on August 1 on 104.1 CHY-FM, addresses the serious issue of bullying via internet, email and mobile phones.
Now it has snowballed, with interest coming in from all around the country.
"I've been approached by a number of people wanting to tell their stories of cyber bullying. I have had a lot of local response, and I have also had people from Sydney and Perth ringing me," Jessica said.
Since beginning the campaign, Jessica has appeared on two other radio programmes, including the John Laws show.
She has had an article published in a Sydney newspaper, and has been approached by Sixty Minutes to do a segment about cyber bullying.
Jessica began her quest to raise awareness around cyber bullying after she became a victim.
"The fact that people are responding shows how big of an issue this is," she said.