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How to keep your kids safe online - Mooroolbark

Thursday, 29 August 2019
How to keep your kids safe online - Mooroolbark

To address the needs of the community and educate parents on cyber safety, Inspiro, in partnership with yarra Ranges Council, has organised a series of four FREE community forums; Cyber Savvy Communities.

 

The Healesville event was held on Tuesday the 20th August at the Healesville Library and was the second event of this series. The parent forum included presentations and a panel discussion from:

  • The Cyber Safety Project
  • Eastern Legal Centre
  • EACH
  • A local Teacher/Community Member

Cyber safety event



A youth workshop was additionally presented by The Cyber Safety Project.

Parents and youth were provided with a free resource booklet, food and drinks throughout the night.


Here’s what parents had to say:

“It was more than I imagined. There should be lots more sessions available, so very informing and empowering”

“This prompted my realisation that we need a game plan to help our kids navigate online spaces”

“Such concise, relevant and interesting information”

“It was a fantastic opportunity to gain confidence in dealing with these issues”

“Great informative session. I was fully engaged the whole time. Thank you”

“Excellent selection of presenters”

“Really, REALLY great! Thanks”

 

And here’s what the kids said:

“Change nothing about this event-it is already sooo good. Don't change one little thing”

“(The event) is already really good”

“I thought it was very good”

“It was perfect”

“Good job”

 

Results from the event:

Parents-

100% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that their knowledge and confidence in supporting children to interact safely online increased

99% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that their confidence in having conversations with their child(ren) about safe online behaviour increased

100% agreed or strongly agree that their knowledge of services available to help with cyber safety increased

100% agreed or strongly agreed that the resources were useful and helpful

100% agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend this forum to their friends

 

Kids-

82% of children said they enjoyed the workshop

82% of children agreed or strongly agreed that they would use the information to be safe online

89% of children agreed or strongly agreed that The Cyber Safety Project were great presenters

75% of children agreed or strongly agreed that they learnt new information and skills about being safe online

75% of children would tell their friends about this workshop

 

The next Cyber Savvy Communities forum will be held in Mooroolbark on the 22nd of October. Registrations open soon, click here to register. All events are FREE and food and drinks are provided. Spots are limited so please register to secure your place.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.


FREE Youth and Family counselling services
 
Did you know that Inspiro provides free Youth and Family counselling services for young people age 12 to 25 years who who live, work or study in the Yarra Ranges? The service will be helpful for young people who may be feeling down, stressed out, anxious or confused, or need to gain life skills and build their confidence.  
 
We also run a free social skills group for young people with autism, and a free peer support program for young people aged 13 - 18 years who have a family member with a mental illness.


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