MEDIA RELEASE - GREENWAY E-SAFETY FORUM BRINGS LATEST ONLINE SAFETY INFORMATION TO BLACKTOWN - 8 MARCH 2018

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

The forum, held on Tuesday night at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown, provided local parents, grandparents and teachers with valuable insights on safe online practices for children. 

The eSafety Commissioner covered the latest information about online threats and provided strategies for parents and teachers to use in talking to children and young people about online apps and activity.

These strategies are designed help minimise the risk of cyberbullying, unwanted contact and other threats.

“The digital age brings new opportunities for learning and communicating, but it also brings new challenges, especially for children. Promoting a safe environment for children online is incredibly important”, Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland said.

“It was very valuable for our local community to hear first-hand from the eSafety Commissioner and gain more understanding of the risks that young people can experience online,” Ms Rowland said.

Any local residents who could not attend the forum, but would like a free copy of the eSafety Commissioner’s guide to online safety can contact Michelle Rowland’s office on 9671 4780 or at Michelle.Rowland.MP@aph.gov.au to secure a copy.