Cyber Safety - Web Wednesday

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  • Location: Lecture Theatre 1 at Sunshine Coast TAFE, Mooloolaba Campus, Mooloolaba 4557 Queensland
Evette Henderson, Linda Barron, Dr Cassandra Cross

Award winning creative agency The Creative Collective have confirmed another exciting line up of guests for their next Web Wednesday event to be held on Wednesday 7 September which will explore the important topic of CyberSafety.

Director of The Creative Collective, Yvette Adams says that whilst most of their Web Wednesday events target mainly business people, they have identified a need in the community for more information on topics such as cyber-bullying, identity fraud, and just generally accessing the internet securely and confidently. Adams hopes that business owners, parents, students, teachers and other internet users will take the opportunity to come along to the event and get some good information on board.

“Cyber space is a vast and fast paced online world which business owners, parents, teachers and children not only on the Sunshine Coast, but all over the world are struggling to keep up with. As fast as users get online, unscrupulous types are discovering ways to take advantage of them. It is really important that people get more information on board so they can continue to access the internet safely and confidently.”

The event will feature guest panellists in the form of Linda Barron, the Client Learning Coordinator at the State Library of Queensland who has designed and delivered a number of programs for the public about cyber safety, an online crime prevention expert and local film producer Evette Henderson who has produced a short film called Cyber Sin about cyber-bullying which will also be screened at the event and at World Youth Day in Madrid next month. The nine minute film stars legendary actor John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, MacLeods Daughters) and is endorsed by Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation, ACT for Kids, Beacon Foundation and The CorriLee Foundation.

Adams says that whilst some information on CyberSafety is distributed through the schools and there have been other events offered locally on similar topics, she hopes that the Web Wednesday event will offer an ideal opportunity for parents to attend with their kids, and to meet other parents and business owners to discuss their concerns and issues during the networking component of the event, as well as be enlightened by the expert panel. This is also a great opportunity for students (with valid ID) to register online and attend this event totally free of charge. A range of key resources will also be distributed on the night for attendees and parents to take home and work through of their own accord.

The event will take place on Wednesday 7 September in Lecture Theatre 1 at Sunshine Coast TAFE, Mooloolaba Campus, 5.30pm doors open for a 6pm event start. Tickets can be purchased from:

Guest speakers

Evette Henderson – Film Producer – Cyber Sin

Evette Henderson is an actor, writer and producer. She starred in award-winning film Unearthed and has interviewed some of the most prolific names in showbiz after founding Ozemag – an online industry magazine – so she could ask all the questions she didn’t feel were being asked! She wrote and produced the highly acclaimed film, Cyber Sin, which addresses cyber bullying among youth. Stars John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) and his wife Cody Jarrett (Writer Savages Crossing) and is endorsed by The CorriLee Foundation, Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation, ACT for Kids and Beacon Foundation. With the aim to tackle the issue head on, Cyber Sin is being distributed by The CorriLee Foundation to all schools nationally as part of an online campaign called 'Cyber Conscience'.

Linda Barron - Directorate Support Officer, Client Services and Collections at State Library of Queensland

Linda Barron is the Client Learning Coordinator at the State Library of Queensland. She has a Bachelor of Adult and Community Learning and is currently studying her Masters of Training and Development. Linda is the Project Manager of Looking @ 2.0 the online learning program intended to familiarise participants web 2.0 technologies as well as providing information about privacy and security relating to the tools and programs included. Linda has also designed and delivered a number of programs for the public about cyber safety. Linda is passionate about education, Web 2.0, food and wine and libraries.

Dr Cassandra Cross - A/Senior Policy Officer, Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch, Operations Support Command, Queensland Police Service

Dr Cassandra Cross completed all of her studies through the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, and was awarded her PhD in criminology in 2008. She is currently an Acting Senior Policy Officer with the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch, Queensland Police Service.

In 2011, Dr Cross has been recognised as a Churchill Fellow for her work in the area of fraud, having been awarded the Donald Mackay Fellowship for Organised Crime. With this fellowship, Dr Cross will travel the UK, USA and Canada to examine other jurisdictional responses to online fraud prevention and victim support services. This builds upon a very successful research project that she has undertaken in Queensland over the past three years, examining seniors and online fraud victimisation.

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The Creative Collective :
PO Box 5888, Maroochydore BC Qld 4558, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5451 1315
0405 022 977
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