**Due to Covid restrictions this event has now been postponed, a new date will be set. Please register below if you are interested in coming. We will notify attendees who have registered with a new date.
Join us for a free session on how to keep your kids safe online
Rowville Secondary College are co-hosting an educative, information session with Rowville Police for our parents to gain an education about cyber safety for their children. Register now, for (date to be confirmed), to hear from PC Heather Meredith about how to keep our kids safe!
Time: Starting at 5pm
Location: PAC, Eastern Campus
**This is a parent only event – no students.
About Cyber Safety Session
Just like in the real world, our children need our help to stay safe online. As parents, we devote ourselves to teaching our kids how stay safe, ‘don’t talk to strangers, don’t hitch-hike, look before you cross the road’ etc. In 2021 however, it’s undeniable that the biggest threat to kids’ safety, and the biggest challenge for parents, is how to keep our kids cyber-safe.
Teens particularly live their lives online, and Covid-19 has only fuelled the situation. Even the most cyber-savvy parents are struggling to control their kids amount of screen-time, monitor the social platforms/apps they’re using, and who they are interacting with – whilst also trying to ensure their online behaviour is responsible.
Parents are facing a tsunami and we need to act now. In the last 12 months alone, reports of in-and-out of school harassment incidences involving digital technologies have doubled. In the last year, teen mental health issues have spiked too, impacted by Covid, social isolation and huge increases in time spent online. Reports of teens filming themselves doing ‘silly’ things, that are then widely shared, are increasingly common. All of this is building a negative future for our kids, affecting their mental and physical health right now, and also affecting their future chances of employment. It might not be top of a 16 year old’s mind, but everyone leaves a digital footprint that potential employers are increasingly vigilant to review before offering employment. Just because something happened four years ago doesn’t mean it won’t be visible.
We all know it is important to chat to your child about what they’re sharing online but we all know it’s also incredibly hard. How do you talk to your child/teen about their online world? Where do you start?
For that reason, RSC are co-hosting an educative information session with Rowville Police for our parents to gain an education about cyber safety for their children.
Register now for Monday 7 June at 5pm to hear from PC Heather Meredith about how to keep our kids safe!