Susan McLean, Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety, is speaking at a free Parent Cybersafety seminar at 6pm on Thursday 26 March at the Beerwah Community Hall.
The information session will cover the good, bad and ugly of growing up online and include topics like:
- What are kids doing online – popular social networking sites and apps.
- Online grooming – what is it and when/how does it occur? What are the warning signs?
- Cyberbullying – what is it, what does it look like, how to prevent it and what to do if it occurs.
- Sharing nudes – the taking and sending of explicit images – emotional and legal consequences.
- Top tips – how to help your children to stay safe online.
- Problematic internet use and gaming issues.
There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.
Susan McLean runs Cybersafety Solutions and was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving cybersafety and young people. Susan took her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 and since then has conducted extensive research, completing advanced training in the USA and UK.
Susan is a sought-after presenter and advisor to schools, elite sporting bodies, State and Federal Governments. She is certified by the Office of the safety Commissioner as a provider of high-quality Cybersafety education to schools throughout Australia, speaking to more than 70,000 young people and thousands of teachers and parents each year.
Glasshouse Christian College is sponsoring this parent event and invites the whole community to attend.