Every time our children use the internet they have access to every person and thing that the adult world has to offer. Parents can be that barrier between our children and the potential risks the cyber world has to offer.
This course will not only outline the dangers and responsibilities that exist online but will change your perspective and provide you with strategies that will assist you in dramatically reducing the cyber risks your child may face. I will empower you by giving you simple tools and strategies to help protect your children and keep them safe in their digital environment.
This course will enable you to promote the healthy use of technology within your family.
The online world holds many great opportunities for our children, however, we know this is coupled with risks and responsibilities. These risks can fall into a number of categories:
is your child spending an unhealthy amount of time online?
is your child being harassed online or being sent abusive messages. 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.
making poor choices online can have big repercussions in the real world through examples such as sexting and deformation
it has been reported that this is currently the fastest growing crime movement in the world
adult users attempting to cause your children physical and psychological harm
In this course we will give real life examples and cases based on each of these six risks. Whether you are parent, carer, grandparent, uncle or aunty or teacher this course will give you the simple tools to manage these risks.
Brett is an internationally renowned expert on internet safety. He is the director of INESS (Internet Education and Safety Services). Each year Brett talks to over 100,000 students, parents and teachers about internet safety. He has a law enforcement background and spent 22 year working for Queensland Police. Sixteen of those years he was a detective and the majority of that time was working in the child exploitation area. The last five years of Brett's career were spent as an under cyber detective. Part of his role included impersonating young children, teenagers and adults on the internet will the goal of capturing people who were trying to cause young people harm. This background gives him unique insight and experience. Brett has worked along side the FBI, The Department of Homeland Security and trained Police Officers at the National Police Academy in Iraq. He has spoken at a number of international education conferences on internet safety.