Resilience is a term that has gained traction in recent years, becoming the “buzzword” if you will. It’s easy to see why. its a word that resonates with parents, carers, educators- anyone who is involved in the lives of children and teenagers, as we all have similar goals – namely, to develop strong, capable, well-balanced and above all, kind, decent, and resilient young people.
Throughout this book, a number of Australias best experts will touch on some of the biggest and most challenging influences on young people today – including cyber safety, pornography, anxiety and self-harm – and they offer not only current statistics and information, but strategies to help us as parents, educators and carers, to navigate this minefield and raise them to become confident, resilient people.
Sexts, Texts & Selfies is indispensable for any parent hoping to give their children the skills, knowledge and strategies to use the internet in a safe, smart and responsible way.
As a Family Zone Cyber Expert, I’m committed to supporting mums and dads to manage screen time and protect their kids from online risks. When you choose me as your Family Zone Cyber Expert, I’ll take care of the hard part by implementing control settings uniquely tailored to your family’s needs. I’ll also keep you up to date on the latest cyber safety research, plus up‑to‑the‑minute info on trending apps and websites you might not want your kids to access.
Susan has backed all of the information she shared with facts and that is why I feel a greater empowerment to make sure I actively put the right controls and measures in place around our household usage of social media/apps and games. I will actively share the information from this forum as I strongly believe, being the actively alert parent who is “interrupting” a child’s online activity can make the difference between the life or death of a child.
Susan was an amazing speaker and her passion came out in her message. I was quite disturbed by some of the graphic content which we saw and cannot imagine how distressed my child would be if she was to come across this same content. I HIGHLY recommend ALL parents either do some research on or even better attend a session of Susan's.
The Growing up Online forum with Susan McLean was both fantastic and frightening at the same time. Knowing that we are living in a world where our children are immersed in technology daily and the consequences of a momentary lapse of judgement by some kids, is why if you have a spare two hours to attend, I urge you to make the effort to attend one of Susan McLean's upcoming sessions.
A succinct, cohesive presentation. Flowed and kept us interested. We made a large financial commitment to bringing our team of four and it was worth the outlay.
Susan was a good fit for the audience and was spot on with the way she pitched the information and related to the participants, she was excellent.
Susan is an excellent presenter. She is personable and easy to get on with. She is also quick, clever and witty. Her presentations were well received and contained a lot of excellent and current information.
Thank you for such an effective presentation, this was the most engaging and straight to the point information I have seen for students and I will be making recommendations to past colleagues who now work at other schools.
What Susan doesn’t know about Cybersafety is not worth knowing. She is absolutely brilliant and her presentations are dynamic and entertaining. She has the unique ability to connect with each audience from young people to adults.
Susan was absolutely brilliant. She opened my eyes to what our students are most likely getting up to and how to deal with it effectively and sensibly. We will be booking Susan for our whole school community as soon as we can.
Ms Susan Mclean was insightful and able to offer pertinent examples and advice based on her extensive professional experience in the field of police work and in particular cyberbullying.
She has always presented in an engaging and dynamic manner with up to the minute observations and patterns pertaining to cyber safety and young people. I would recommend Susan Mclean as she is a passionate and articulate advocate for improving the cyber safety of young people in our schools.
The PEGS community gained great insight from Mrs McLean’s vibrant and informative sessions. Teachers and students were given invaluable advice on how to safely manage online activities and parents, in particular, were reminded of the importance of vigilantly monitoring their child’s online behaviour.
Our main focus was to inform our staff, student and parent population about potential dangers and safety tips on how to assist the students in our care stay safe online. We were delighted with Susan’s practical, honest and no-nonsense approach and unanimously agree that she was instrumental in assisting us to fully understand the issue of cybersafety.
Since the presentation, my office has been inundated with Year 8 and 9 girls owning up to not treating each other appropriately. I had a parent phone me mentioning her daughter had changed her password and removed many “online friends”. I feel that the message got through.
A worthwhile investment! The material presented by Susan was realistic and user-friendly. She managed to connect with students, staff and parents presenting age-appropriate material that sent a strong message about the positives and negatives of our cyber world. In the future, All Saints’ College intends to build on the relationship we have made with this quality presenter.
Susan McLean makes cybersafety straightforward common sense. She gives parents and teachers the understanding to be able to manage fears confidently and effectively. Susan's wealth of practical experience in the issues surrounding cybersafety makes a world of difference to anyone lucky enough to hear her.
Australian expert and internationally renowned for her knowledge on all things cybersafety and young people.
Tertiary and International, and with over 21 years experience in cyberspace
in dealing with online issues across all platforms
of the school environment including Special Ed settings
of all current laws (criminal and civil) and a school's duty of care to its students as it applies to online issues. When and how to involve Police.
and expert policy development.
State parliament has legislated penalties – including fines and jail time – for anyone who sends explicit images of a former partner… but ar
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