Today, Kiwi kids are increasingly connected with the online world. With this comes complications such as pressures from the rise of social media influencers and cyber bullying. Many parents are unfamiliar with the technology and unsure about how to manage it from a parenting perspective.
This session features experts in this field and looks at how we can educate children to mitigate these issues, what safety measures parents can take and what support is available within New Zealand and globally.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Sean Lyons is the Director of Technology and Partnerships for Netsafe. Sean worked for a number of years as Netsafe’s education sector lead, and has been involved directly in the authoring and development of the Netsafe Kit for Schools since version three. Sean spends much of his time working with national and international organisations in the development of online safety focused projects. In recent times this has included collaborative work with The UK Safer Internet Centre, Facebook, Google, The Office of the Australian eSafety Commissioner & The INHOPE Network, amongst others. He is also responsible for Netsafe’s programme to combat online child sexual exploitation material.
Sean has been with the organisation since 2006 coming from a background in the education sector where he worked both as a teacher and school leader and as an ICT consultant to schools. Prior to that Sean worked in IT and science sectors.
Keryn is a third year law and commerce student at Victoria University. She was a founding member of Sticks ‘n Stones and her leadership work was recognised with a range of awards including: NZ Youth week leadership Award, NZer of the Year Local Hero Medal as well as being a Youth MP in 2016 and presenting at international conferences in Australia and Ireland.
As ICON project manager Keryn developed her idea for an ‘online version of a SnS member’ in partnership with her team and SnS CEO to get funding and make it a reality.