Thursday, 12 November 2015

Join me for an Online Safety Forum

I regularly hear from parents and teachers about cyber-bullying and their concerns about online safety.

According to research by the University of NSW Social Policy Research Centre, cyberbullying is estimated to effect 20 percent of Australians aged 8-17.

In 2013, 72 per cent of schools reported at least one incident of cyberbullying.

As you would know, the consequences of cyberbullying can be more far reaching and have more serious effects than bullying in the schoolyard, because it is conducted before an audience online and is longer lasting.

Earlier this year, the Federal Coalition Government established the office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and passed legislation which assists in removing harmful online material.

Knowing that online safety is such a big issue for our community, I am hosting a forum with the new e-Safety Commissioner Mr Alastair MacGibbon who will provide a presentation with actionable strategies to help keep safe online.

Event details:

Date: 18 November 2015

Time: 5:30pm-7pm

Venue: Life Ministry Auditorium at Oxley College

Address: 15-49 Old Melbourne Rd, Chirnside Park VIC 3116

RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9727 0799

The presentation and Q&A session from the e-Safety Commissioner will be relevant to parents, teachers and school–aged children.

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