Lucy’s say wins
Cornerstone Christian College student Lucy Marden has won the popular Your SAY, Your Call film competition run by Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.
The announcement was made by WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson at an awards ceremony at ECU’s WA Screen Academy on July 30.
The competition invited high school students in Years 7-12 to have their say on cybersafety through the creation of a three-minute film.
Entrants were asked to explore the issues and effects on youth mental health.
The winning entry, One Word Wrong, focused on online predators after 12-year-old Lucy researched the issue and was inspired to take a stand against it. “Thanks to the internet, 50-year-old-men can pretend to be 12-year-old-girls,” Lucy said.
“To me, adults manipulating young girls or boys is extremely sickening. Gaining fake trust in people can really take a toll on mental health.”
As the winner, Lucy will work alongside WA Screen Academy filmmakers to bring her film to life.
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation CEO David Gribble said the winning entry would become the inspiration for a new interactive online movie.
“This competition encourages young people to share their ideas and advice ... peer education can be an effective tool in addressing important topics such as cybersafety,” said Mr Gribble.
The film will become part of Constable Care’s Your Call movies for teenage audiences.
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