Free cyber safety workshop for parents

Kayelene Kerr
Kayelene Kerr

WA Child Safety Services is providing a free cyber safety parent and community workshop to mark Safer Internet Day 2017 next Tuesday.

The February 7 workshop will be held at Lake Joondalup Baptist College sports centre on Shenton Avenue, Joondalup, from 7-9pm.

“This workshop has been designed to help parents and carers teach their children how to safely navigate the digital world,” child safety advocate and trainer Kayelene Kerr said.

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Mrs Kerr said it would include an overview of the digital world, including current Australian statistics and trends, apps commonly used by children and young people and relevant age restrictions.

It will also cover information about online gaming, photo and video sharing, sexting or nudes, online grooming, pornography, inappropriate content and cyber bullying.

Mrs Kerr said participants would receive information about protecting personal information online, digital footprint, digital reputation and WA laws, as well as parental controls and restrictions, balancing online time and establishing boundaries and expectations.

Book through EventBrite.com.au .