FREE Cyber Safety Talk Event with Australian of the Year Award Winner Paul Litherland

Are you concerned about what your child does online?

Do you have questions that you would like to be answered, but are too afraid to ask?

Then the Surf Online Safe information evening is for you!

Join us for a very informative evening with 2022 WA Australian of the Year, and Australia’s leading Keynote Speaker on Internet Awareness, Paul Litherland.

Who: The presentation is free for all parents and guardians of students attending the College. When: Tuesday, 17 May 2022 Time: 6:00-7.30pm Location: Our Lady of Mercy College, UF Building (Library)

For close to 20 years, Paul has been working at the coalface of online crime. Since 2008, he has worked specifically with juvenile victims and their families, and has used those experiences to develop highly informative presentations regarding the risks of the online world.

Since leaving the Western Australia Police in 2014, Paul has grown to become one of the nation's most recognised and highly awarded educators in the fields of Cyber Safety and Internet Awareness, culminating in him being named the 2022 WA Australian of the Year. During his presentations, Paul focuses on all aspects of teenage computer use, social networking design as well as the psychological profiles of teenagers and the offenders that prey on them.

"Paul has a true passion to keep kids safe online!"

Paul says: “As a parent, I can add that extra insight to my presentations as I am more than aware of the fear and apprehension parents have regarding the internet and the dangers that are out there. It is difficult to be a parent in this technological age and this helps me target my presentations more specifically to schools’ requirements. Having said that, it is also difficult to be a kid in this age. So, it is important to take a realistic approach to internet use to make users more aware of risk, rather than simply say "Don't do this" or "Don't do that". Together with my extensive history in law enforcement, I can assure you my presentations will have a very positive and inspiring impact on you and your kids.”

"Brilliant. Engaging. Inspiring!"

Our Lady of Mercy College provides this event free of charge to all our parents and guardians. Just register your interest through this Eventbrite link. Register here

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