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Cyber safety: Social media new risks and changes

Join leading expert Dr Joanne Orlando to get some pro tips to improve your cyber safety.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Dr Joanne Orlando will help you to better understand and manage the risks and safety issues related to your social media use.

Every 60 seconds, 47,000 images are uploaded to Instagram, 3.3 million Facebook posts are uploaded, half a million tweets are twittered, and there are 990,000 Tinder swipes.

While social media can be a force of good in our lives, it’s a double-edged sword. What, how and why we post online can have dramatic and complex risks, including negative effects on our personal safety, mental health, relationships and professional life.

For regular social media users and those in digital spaces, learn how to improve your safety by understanding risks and applying effective changes. Find out how to protect yourself from potential cyberbullying, stalking and abuse and the psychological impact and potential harm relationships when overused.

Trace how personal data is used by legitimate and illegitimate sources, and identify common errors we make. Control your online presence and better understand cyber safety and security trends.

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

About 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 advice on the technology practices of adults and kids. 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.

Booking recommended for this free session as places are limited.



Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 1pm to 2pm


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