Schools - Session for Secondary Students - Cyber Safety Solutions
Cyber Safety Solutions.
Cyber Safety Solutions, Susan McLean
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Schools – Session for Secondary Students

Let’s Get Real! 

What you really need to know about staying safe online

Susan’s secondary school student sessions are delivered with clarity and humour and will challenge all students to stop and think about what they do online and what the consequences might be for them not only today but for the rest of their lives. After a few minutes, Susan has even the most challenging audience listening intently as she recounts her extensive experience in this space, from her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 to her training with the FBI, her visit to Facebook’s HQ & her work with elite sports clubs and other organisations. Two-year levels can be in the same presentation if a suitable venue is available. The theme of this 90min or double period session is Respect and Responsibility.  Schools love Susan’s ability to connect with her audience and tell it like it is. Students respond to the clear way Susan presents which leaves them with no doubt about what they need to do to stay safe online.

This age-appropriate & interactive session for secondary students includes discussion, a vibrant power point presentation and is supported by videos, music, hilarious role plays and Susan’s real-life experiences.  Time for questions is included at the end of the session & Susan is will chat privately with students who may need advice about a sensitive issue.

The Facts

What do you need to know about cyberspace in order to make good online decisions. Fact V Fiction.

Digital Reputation

How what you do online now and what you post will have an impact on your future opportunities. What do people look for and how to make your digital reputation as positive as possible.


What is cyberbullying and how/when does it happen? How does it make a victim feel and what can we do if we see it happen or if it is happening to us. Did you know that cyberbullying is a crime & Police can be involved?


Online ‘friends’

These online ‘friends’ are not really a friend. How strangers find us online and what they might ask us to do. We look at online child sexual predators, where they hang out and how to avoid. What is online grooming and who is at risk?



What is sexting? The sending, receiving & possessing naked or sexually explicit images. What are the real consequences for under 18’s, pressure to conform and legal considerations?


What are the sites & apps that children are using and what are the age requirements for each site? How wrong information about some apps is leading to poor decisions.

Staying safe online

How we can be as safe as possible online. How to set up a safe social networking site.


Questions and Discussion Time?

This PD session is 90 mins