As part of National Child Protection Week, from the 2 – 8 September 2018, the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) and Dubbo PCYC will be hosting a workshop in Dubbo on Tuesday 4 September, for parents and carers to keep their kids safe online.
National Child Protection Week is a reminder that everyone has a role to play in keeping children and young people safe from child abuse and neglect.
Child protection is everyone’s business. The responsibility lies with adults in keeping children safe from harm.
WNSWLHD, Clinical Nurse Consultant - Women’s Health Program, Joanne Phillips said, “Many parents are very good at providing their children a safe, nurturing physical environment, but may not be aware of the risks and dangers to their child online”.
“These days a child’s online world is as much a part of their life offline. It is crucial that parents and carers are as involved in supporting their children’s safety and wellbeing online as they are their child’s physical safety and wellbeing.”
The free workshop is urges everyone to play a role in keeping children safe.
“The workshop will educate parents and carers about current technology trends and provide targeted advice to support a safe and enjoyable online experience for their children, regardless of their age.
“Technology has given our children new opportunities for social interactions and most importantly, more ways to learn about the world and express themselves.
“However, there are also challenges faced by our children online that we need to talk to them about, including online grooming, cyber bullying, online reputation management and the sharing of images”, said Joanne.
This free workshop will be held at Dubbo PCYC on Tuesday 4th September from 6-7pm.