Carly Ryan was 15 years old when she was murdered by an online predator. It was the first crime of its type in Australia, occurring in 2007 when social media was a new phenomenon and pedophiles were really starting to infiltrate the online space. Determined to help prevent harm to other innocent children and to help them navigate their online journey safely, Carly's mum Sonya, shared her lived experience and incorporated The Carly Ryan Foundation (CRF) in 2010 creating an extraordinary legacy. This presentation will focus on Sonya’s journey and the work of The Carly Ryan Foundation.
Learn about the case of Carly Ryan who was murdered by an online predator.
Gain an understanding of how Sonya Ryan was able to transform immense suffering into action, creating harm prevention strategies and contributing to legislative change following the death of her daughter.
Learn about the background and work of The Carly Ryan Foundation, the education programs, and contributions to online safety initiatives and legislative change.
Understand what the foundation's objectives and focus areas are for expanding Carly's legacy into the United States.
Learn about what Carlys Law is, how it became Federal and State Law in Australia, and why there is a global interest to have the law introduced into the criminal codes of Governments around the world.
Gain access to the resources and education materials produced by The Carly Ryan Foundation.