Keeping Safe in CyberSpace - a presentation by Susan McLean
Fraser Coast Anglican College are excited to have Susan McLean present an informative, entertaining and enlightening session for Parents and carers which will cover the positive benefits of technology as well as what parents need to be aware of:-
*Popular sites for kids – What are they? (social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, kids games such as Club Penguin & Minecraft, Twitter and the dangers of online games such as World of Warcraft. Apps such as KiK and SnapChat.
*What do kids do online? Where do they go? The difference between an ‘online friend’ and a ‘stranger.’
*Online Grooming – What is it and when/how does it occur?
*Misuse of mobile telephones, email, skype, blogs, webcam etc. including legal
consequences and the possible criminal charges. (What is cyber bullying and harassment?)
*‘Sexting’ – the taking and sending of explicit images...what are the REAL consequences. (Happens in Primary too)
*Potential dangers and safety tips – how to assist the children in your care to stay safe online. Parental controls and restriction passcodes. Learn to take control.
*Learn the lingo……be able to converse with your children in the language of cyberspace.
*Be confident in setting rules and boundaries around internet use in the home. No underage accounts.
The session will conclude with time for questions and Susan provides a range of useful handouts and information about where to go to access further up to date information.
Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cybersafety and young people. She was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cybersafety and young people. She took her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 and since then she has conducted extensive research and has completed advanced training in this area in both the USA and UK and is a sought after presenter and advisor to Schools, elite sporting bodies such as the AFL, GP’s, and both State and Federal Governments She is a member of the National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB) Cybersafety Committee and is afforded ‘expert’ status on the Safer Internet Programme Data Base.
To reserve your seat, please RSVP to Susan McPherson by Friday 21st February, 4124 5411 or [email protected]