Strate­gies for esafety

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle -

The Of­fice of the Chil­dren’s eSafety Com­mis­sioner will be de­liv­er­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion about on­line safety for young peo­ple on Tues­day, July 18 at Wick­ham Li­brary from 6pm-8pm and on Thurs­day, July 20 at Kar­ratha Li­brary from 6pm-8pm.

The pre­sen­ta­tion, by the Of­fice of the Chi­dren’s eSafety Com­mis­sioner se­nior trainer Greg Geb­hart, will pro­vide an over­view of how young peo­ple use tech­nol­ogy and the risks to which they may be ex­posed.

Par­ents, car­ers, ed­u­ca­tors and other par­tic­i­pants will be given prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion to sup­port con­ver­sa­tions and safety mea­sures for to­day’s youth.

Strate­gies for the safe use of the in­ter­net will be ex­plained and use­ful links to the of­fice’s eSafety resources pro­vided.

Mr Geb­hart is the se­nior trainer for the Of­fice of the Chil­dren’s eSafety Com­mis­sioner and one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing pre­sen­ters.

He has a de­gree in ap­plied science (phys­i­cal education) and a mas­ters in com­puter education and has pro­vided pre­sen­ta­tions to more than 500,000 par­tic­i­pants at State, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional events.

Mr Geb­hart has a strong back­ground in lead­er­ship and change and has held se­nior po­si­tions in­clud­ing re­gional man­ager for the Vic­to­rian In­dus­try and Education Part­ner­ships pro­gram and chair­man of his Re­gional Adult Education Board.

In his spare time, he is in­volved in a range of sport­ing bod­ies and is a vol­un­teer fire­fighter.

He has been recog­nised for his achieve­ments and pas­sion to help oth­ers many times, in­clud­ing be­ing listed in the Who’s Who list of peo­ple that have shaped Aus­tralia and re­ceiv­ing the In­ter­na­tional So­ci­ety for Tech­nol­ogy in Education global achieve­ment award.

A min­i­mum book­ing of 15 peo­ple is re­quired by July 13 for the work­shop to go ahead.

Re­serve your place by con­tact­ing the Wick­ham Li­brary on 9187 1661 or the Kar­ratha Li­brary on 9186 8660.

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