Cyber safety: The rise of online bullying and abuse
Oct.
23
1:00 pm13:00

Cyber safety: The rise of online bullying and abuse

Learn how to protect yourself from cyber abuse.

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?

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Cyber safety: Social media hacks and hoaxes
Nov.
20
1:00 pm13:00

Cyber safety: Social media hacks and hoaxes

Social media is now a big part of our lives. But are you aware of how your feeds could be influencing your beliefs, your decision-making, and even your health?

More and more, social media is being used as a tool of manipulation, affecting us in ways we don’t realise.

Discover the truth about fake influencers, ‘deep fake’ imagery and the massive farming of personal information for uses we can’t control. Learn how more insidious forms of manipulation filters the information that gets into social feeds to mask core issues or influence your purchases. Find out how to be safe, retain your sanity, and minimise the negative impact of social media on you and your family.

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Talk: Fake news. Learn how to spot it
Nov.
20
6:00 pm18:00

Talk: Fake news. Learn how to spot it

How good do you think you are at detecting fake news and content online? Have you ever felt caught out from reading or viewing content that you didn’t realise was fake? Learn strategies to differentiate online fake news and misinformation from real and trustworthy content and how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy.

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Cyber safety: Gaming, social media and sexual content
Sep.
28
1:00 pm13:00

Cyber safety: Gaming, social media and sexual content

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

Join this session to 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.

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Cyber safety: Social media new risks and changes
Sep.
25
1:00 pm13:00

Cyber safety: Social media new risks and changes

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. Find out how to protect yourself from potential cyberbullying, stalking and abuse and the psychological impact and potential harm relationships when overused.

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Fake news and misinformation online: Learn how to spot it
Aug.
28
1:00 pm13:00

Fake news and misinformation online: Learn how to spot it

Fake or junk news is not something new, but it is on the rise. There’s an increasingly wide range of false, manipulated and exaggerated content published online that aims to deceive readers. Falling for fake content can lead to financial rip-offs, wrong choices with our health, relationships, jobs and more.

Learn strategies to differentiate online fake news and misinformation from real and trustworthy content and how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy.

This will be a collaborative, investigative and fun session with opportunities to discuss and share your own experiences.

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Opening Keynote: Ethical approaches to supporting young people's technology use
Aug.
16
8:45 am08:45

Opening Keynote: Ethical approaches to supporting young people's technology use

Decisions (policy, practices, products) made in relation to young people’s technology use are often influenced by the dominant discourse of fear and distrust, rather than an acceptance of young people as empowered technology users. A continued panicked stance regarding young people’s technology use is doing this generation of children is disservice.

This talk is the opening keynote for ‘Learning Tomorrow. The Digital Imperative’ Conference. Other keynote is Michael McQueen. Holly Ransom will MC.

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Cyber safety: Protecting your personal information
Jul.
31
1:00 pm13:00

Cyber safety: Protecting your personal information

Your information is valuable. The key is knowing what data is valuable, and why. Trace how personal data is used by legitimate and illegitimate sources and what companies like Facebook, Amazon and Netflix are doing with personal information. Learn ways to prevent identity theft and hacking, and how to manage your online presence in ways that align with new cyber safety and security trends.

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Fake news: Learn how to spot it
Jun.
15
2:30 pm14:30

Fake news: Learn how to spot it

How good do you think you are at detecting fake news and content online? Have you ever felt caught out from reading or viewing content that you didn’t realise was fake?

Learn strategies to differentiate online fake news and misinformation from real and trustworthy content and how to fact check content that you think might be dodgy.

This is a free event.

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Cyber safety: Gaming, social media and sexual content
Jun.
11
4:00 pm16:00

Cyber safety: Gaming, social media and sexual content

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

Join this session to better understand children’s technology use including how to recognise and manage problematic online habits.. This workshops includes time for questions and access to new resources developed by Dr Joanne Orlando. This is a free event.

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