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Getting a cyber safety message

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April 17, 2017

KEEPING children safe from online predators and bullying is at the forefront of Echuca library’s eSafety accreditation.

Library services manager Jenny Mustey’s said she now wanted to go one step further and help educate more parents, teachers and carers about just how important cyber safety is.

It’s why Echuca library is hosting a eSafety expert from the Office of Children’s who will offer free two hour workshop next month.

People will learn how young people are using social media and technology, how to make a complaint about child cyberbullying and how people can help remove serious cyberbullying material.

Ms Mustey said keeping children safe online was ‘‘extremely important’’ and kids living in Echuca-Moama were not immune.

‘‘It will be a good opportunity for people to obtain information about the eSafety Commissioner and the resources and assistance that is available to them if they are concerned about cybersafety, cyberbullying and how to report problems,’’ she said.

‘‘There is a great deal of information and support available from the eSafety commissioner for all sectors of the community and they have a particular focus on eSafety for women and their iParent section for parents.

‘‘The focus of the workshop is to how to help young people stay safe online and to point people to the support resources available.

‘‘As we are an accredited eSmart library we continue to provide these types of programs for our community to help them to stay smart, safe and responsible on line.’’

The session is is at the Echuca library on Thursday, May 4 from 5.30pm.

Booking are essential at www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/library or 54812400.

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