About Troll Free Day

After seeing an increase in trolling and inexcusable online behaviour, Mel Greig created an initiative through the Bully Zero Australia Foundation that will run on the National Day of Awareness against Bullying called Troll Free Day. For Mel, she has experienced the worst kind of trolling and wants to do everything she can to help combat it. Mel struggled to overcome the trolling and it played a big role in her falling into a deep depression, at first she believed everything that was being said to her.

MEL: “If, as an adult I struggled so extremely with it . . . how is a child supposed to understand and deal with online bullying? This is about everyone with a social media account.”


Media Support

For the first time in Australia, one of the country’s most interactive opinion and news site will disable their comments for 24hrs. A 7 day lead in campaign will commence on Friday March 10th to shed light on online behaviour, the comments will then be disabled on the National Day of Awareness on March 18th.

Grant Broadcasters will air a 1 hour radio special across 20 radio networks with a reach of 2 million people on Friday March 18th.

TV Networks will also be showing their support through various interviews and segments.


What can I do?

Everyone will be encouraged to write the following on their social media accounts, from an individual, a child, a celebrity, a business . . . anyone and everyone.

“Today is TROLL FREE DAY, I’m taking a stand & won’t be commenting online for 24hrs. Think before you type, words can hurt.” #trollfreeday

Download the MEME here!

Troll Free Day Video - Mel Greig



Various celebrities, experts and Ambassadors are available for interviews and comment.

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