Keeping Forbes cybersafe

Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety, Susan McLean, will speaking at Red Bend Catholic College later this month.

Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety, Susan McLean, will speaking at Red Bend Catholic College later this month.

Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety will speaking at Red Bend Catholic College later this month.

The evening will take place in the Multipurpose Hall at RBCC commencing at 6pm on Tuesday, July 25 for all members of the Forbes community who would like to attend.

Speaker Susan McLean is regarded as Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and young people and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years.

In 1994, Ms McLean took her first report of cyberbulllying involving a group of Year 8 school girls. Having identified the then emerging problem of internet harassment and witnessed first hand the significant increase in issues relating to internet misuse over the past years, she began to research the issue and looked to the international arena for evidence of exemplar practices.

Ms McLean is unique in her vast knowledge and expertise in this area, and is the only person in Australia with her specific background, experience and qualifications.

She is a sought after presenter and advisor and has delivered keynote presentations, written papers and regularly provides professional development for those working in education and other key youth stakeholders.

She also works with students in the classroom and provides engaging parent education sessions.

Ms McLean provides consultancy services to a range of organizations including government and non government bodies.

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