MEDIA RELEASE - GREENWAY E-SAFETY FORUM BRINGS E-SAFETY COMMISSIONER TO WESTERN SYDNEY - 22 FEBRUARY 2018

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, is holding a Greenway E-Safety Forum in Blacktown with the Australian e-Safety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant.

The forum will be held at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown on 6 March 2018 from 6.30pm-7.30pm and is open to all local residents, including parents, grandparents and teachers. 

This forum will cover the importance of online safety in the digital age and provide practical strategies to help minimise the risk of cyberbullying, unwanted contact and other threats.

Recent cases of online bulling and harassment highlight the importance of promoting a safe environment for children online.

“The digital age has brought with it many new opportunities but it also has increased the risk of online threats, especially to children”, Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland said.

“The Australian e-Safety Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that all Australians have positive experiences online. This forum will be an opportunity for residents to hear from the Commissioner first-hand.

“I hope local residents will find useful guidance in the cybersafety strategies that will be presented. Everyone deserves a safe online environment in which to learn, engage and communicate,” Ms Rowland said.

The event is free to attend, however RSVP’s are essential as seating is limited. Local residents can contact Michelle Rowland’s office on 9671 4780 or at Michelle.Rowland.MP@aph.gov.au to secure their place.