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Cyber safety: The rise of online bullying and abuse

Learn how to protect yourself from cyber abuse in this free 1-hour interactive talk

Produced by the City of Sydney

Cyberbullying and online abuse can happen to anyone.

Online discrimination can be even more frequent and intense than offline harassment, seeping into every aspect of work, social and family life. As well as cyber bullying, new forms of online offence, including racism, sexism, sexual harassment and homophobia, are on the rise.

So how can you be present and make your mark online without risking being bullied or inadvertently becoming a bully? What can we do to regulate these destructive behaviours? And will new measures such as banning mobile phones in schools or removing ‘Likes’ on Instagram really do anything to kerb them?

Join expert Dr Joanne Orlando to learn how cyber abuse develops, how to prevent or stop it and protect yourself online.

This free 1-hour interactive session includes time for questions and access to new resources to help you stay safe. This is a highly relevant session for adults and parents in all walks of life who use the internet and social media.

Places are limited for this free event so bookings are recommended.

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 children. 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.



Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 1pm to 2pm


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