Susan McLean seminar

Growing Up Online: Parenting in a Digital Age

Parenting Seminar with cybersafety expert, Susan McLean

28 & 29 January 2020 | 6pm - 7:30pm


Worried that your child is being bullied or groomed online? Concerned that their social media use is threatening their emotional or physical wellbeing? How much gaming is too much?

Parents, come and hear from someone who knows.

King's is thrilled to welcome back Susan McLean, author of "Sexts, Texts & Selfies" and Australia's leading expert on cybersafety and young people.

Register for this event


Gold Coast parents are warmly invited to this informative and entertaining session which will cover the positive benefits of technology, as well as what parents need to be aware of:

  • What are kids doing online?
    How do young people interact on social networking sites and apps, such as KiK, Instagram & Yubo?
  • Online Grooming
    What it is and how does it happen? What are the warning signs and what should you do if you suspect this is happening to your child?
  • Cyberbullying
    What it is, where it happens, what it looks like, how to prevent it and what to do if it occurs. Information on legal consequences and possible criminal charges.
  • Sharing Nudes
    The social, emotional and legal consequences of taking and sending explicit images.
  • Top Tips
    How to assist the children in your care to stay safe online via parental controls and restriction passcodes.
  • Problematic internet use and gaming issues

The session will conclude with time for questions.


Register for this event:

Tuesday, 28 January | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday, 29 January | 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Susan MacLeanAbout Susan McLean

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cybersafety and young people. A mother of three, Susan was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cybersaftey and young people. She took her first report of cyberbullying in 1994 and, since then, has conducted extensive research and completed advanced training in this area, both in the USA and the UK.

A sought-after presenter and advisor to schools, elite sporting bodies, GPs and both State and Federal Governments, Susan is a member of the National Centre Against Bullying (NBCAB) Cybersafety Committee, the Australian Government’s Cybersafety working group and is afforded ‘expert’ status on the Safer Internet Programme Data Base.

Susan has authored resources for the Victorian DET, writes and reviews school Policy and is the author of “Sexts, Texts & Selfies”, the definitive parents’ guide to helping their children stay safe online.