Cyber safety expert to visit Knox for free parenting seminar


Cyber safety expert Susan McLean will visit Knox next Thursday, 7 June at 7pm for a free parenting seminar.

The session will provide parents with a detailed understanding of the internet, social networking and mobile phone technology.

“Today’s parents grew up in a world devoid of many of these technologies,” said Knox Deputy Headmaster Scott James. “They often have little knowledge of how best to assist and guide their children.”

“Teens are often not aware that their words and or photos, which may have been intended for a small audience, sometimes find their way to a larger one, often with both unexpected and undesirable consequences,” said Scott.

About Susan McLean

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and young people and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. Widely known as the ‘cyber cop’ she was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people. She regularly appears in the media to comment on cyber safety issues and works closely with sporting bodies including the AFL and Cricket Australia.

About the seminar

Topics that will be covered at the seminar include popular websites for young people, online grooming, cyber bullying and the language of cyberspace. The session will include time for questions.

Bookings and more information

The seminar is open to the public and will take place at Knox Grammar School’s Great Hall, Woodville Avenue, Wahroonga. Tickets are free but advance bookings are essential. To reserve your place, call Gillian Jolly on 9487 0119 or email