Susan McLean – Growing Up Online Parent Session

We are very pleased to inform you that Susan McLean, renowned Cyber Safety expert, will be giving her Growing Up Online session to parents and teachers from the Salesian College community on Tuesday 11th July commencing at 6.45am at Kimberley Hall at Bosco Campus.

Susan is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cyber Safety and young people. She was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cyber Safety and young people. Susan took her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 and since then she has conducted extensive research and has completed advanced training and tertiary studies in both the USA and UK and is a presenter and advisor to Schools, elite sporting bodies such as the AFL, Medical Professionals and both State and Federal Governments. She has authored resources for the Victorian DET, writes and reviews school Policy, provides crisis management/advice to schools and national and international companies. Susan is a published author and her book ‘Sext’s Texts and Selfies,’ is the definitive guide for parents, teachers and carers to help children stay safe online.
For further information, please check out Susan’s website which can be found here:
Susan will be presenting to our Years 7,8 and 9 students about staying safe online during the school day on Tuesday 11th July and will deliver a session to parents of all Salesian College students which will allow them to have follow up conversations with their sons about Cyber Safety.

The session will cover the positive benefits of technology as well as what parents need to be aware of:
– Reality & Risk: The reality of the online world. It’s not a matter of if – rather than when.
– What are kids doing online? Learn the latest apps and platforms your kids are either on, want to be on or are being told about at school. TikTok, Omegle, Discord & more.
– Online Grooming: What is it and when/how does it occur? What are the warning signs & what to do if you suspect this is happening to your child?
– Cyberbullying: What it is, where it happens, what it looks like, how to prevent and what to do if it occurs? In addition, the legal consequences and the possible criminal charges relating to cyberbullying.
– Sharing Nudes: The taking and sending of explicit images. The social and emotional consequences as well as the Law.
– Problematic Gaming: How to manage digital devices in your home to avoid problems and what to do if/when they arise.
– Exposure to damaging content: Including online pornography & site that encourage suicide, self-harm & eating disorders.
– Top Tips: how to assist the children in your care to stay safe online with rules, parental controls and restriction passcodes.
– The session will conclude with time for questions.

In keeping with our child safety policy, we are required to register all members of the community who attend our premises.

Bring along with you the electronic ticket or paper ticket so that we can scan you in at the event.

To register your attendance please click on the link: Bookings