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Cyber Safety talk for Hurstville Youth Week

Posted 25 March 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati announced today that Hurstville City Council is hosting a Cyber Safety seminar, Think You Know , for parents and carers as part of the 2016 Hurstville Youth Week program.

Mayor Badalati said the talk will be held at on Thursday, 7 April 2016 at Hurstville City Library.

“ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology,” he said.

“Topics that will be addressed include how young people use technology, how to help them overcome challenges online and how concerned parents/carers can report if things go wrong with a childs Internet and social media activities.”

Mayor Badalati said Council has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, to present this event as part of National Youth Week (8-17 April 2016).

“Our youth add so much to our community and this week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events acknowledging and celebrating their contribution,” he said.

For more information about the ThinkUKnow program, please visit www.thinkuknow.org.au

Event details:
Date: Thursday, 07 April 2016
Time: 7.00pm-8.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Hurstville City Library, Cnr Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville, 2220
Bookings essential: http://www.trybooking.com/KLSR ; or www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg
Contact: Council’s Youth Development Officer, Angus Merrity on 9330 6063 or email youth@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

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