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Cyber safety: Gaming, social media and sexual content

Join leading expert Dr Joanne Orlando in this session for parents

Produced by the City of Sydney

For parents with kids using the internet and video games, sexual and violent content are a source of constant concern.

Join this session with leading expert Dr Joanne Orlando to help better understand children’s technology use. You’ll hear stories and research identifying where risks and safety issues lie, and why they’re there. Learn some strategies, and get balanced information to empower you to make the right choices.

Explore the affect of social media on young people’s privacy, health, wellbeing, relationships and reputations. Find out what aspects of social media, gaming, and sexual and violent content can be unsafe and harmful.

Apply your understanding of when, where and how children see violent and sexual content and develop ways to guide children. You’ll also learn how to recognise and manage problematic gaming habits.

This 1-hour session includes time for questions and access to new resources developed by Dr Joanne Orlando.

Meet the facilitators

Dr Joanne Orlando
As a leading international expert on family and digital lifestyles, Joanne offers fresh perspectives and solutions on our digital lives. She’s a regular TV and radio presenter offering expert technology parenting advice. Joanne is known for introducing new terms like ‘sharenting,’ the implications of parents sharing images of their kids online and ‘Finsta’, Fake Instagram accounts. She is currently working on her third parenting book and also hosts online and face-to-face digital-parenting seminars and courses.

This free session is best suited to parents of primary and high-school children. Older children may wish to attend with their parents.

Booking recommended as places are limited.



Saturday 28 September 2019 from 1pm to 2pm


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