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John Parsons
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Mr Jurgen Muller —

Keeping our children safe online.

Are you a parent/guardian concerned about how your child uses the internet or mobile phone?

Cybercrime is a very real issue facing families in NZ, but there are easy practical steps to reduce the risk. 

St Bede’s College invites you to a presentation on the issues associated with the inappropriate use of computers, mobile phones and the internet.

Internet Health and Wellbeing Presentation

New Zealand’s leading authority on Safeguarding children online.
John is a published author and signed copies of his book
Keeping Your Children Safe Online will be available during the day for our students and in the evening for all our Parents.

Venue: School Gym
Date: Monday 25 June 2018
Start Time: 7 – 8:30 PM

Topics covered:

  • Online grooming.
  • Sexting
  • Damaged reputations
  • Cyber bullying
  • Reputation Management
  • Learning to repel & report
  • Future proofing for employment

Educating young people to understand the value of identity is
the first step to using ICT safely and ethically.

Educating young people to respect and protect friends and family identity is the second step.

We are very excited to be hosting John Parsons on Monday, 25 June. He is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant who delivers cyber security training workshops to New Zealand Police and government sector organisations. John also works with the Private sector, the Health Sector and the Education sector. He will be speaking to students, staff and parents. 

See attached information.

Here is an article where he talks about teenagers controlling their online identities: Controlling your online identity

Also, here is article from Netsafe about teaching teenagers about stuff like this: Top ten safety tips for parents . At the bottom of the article are links to the safety centres of the major social media platforms.

This will necessitate a change to the Timetable on Monday as John’s student presentations are one hour in length. 

The proposed time table is

8.15 – 8.30 Tutor Time (extended)

8.35 – 9.25 Period One

9.30 – 10.30 Period Two

10.30 – 10.55 Morning Break

11.00 – 12.00 Period Three ( Year 9 session)

12.05 – 1.05 Period Four ( Year 10 and 11 session)

1.05 – 1.35 Lunch time

1.40 – 2.40 Period 5 (Year 12 and 13)

(Period 6 drops)

Staff 3.00 – 4.30pm

Parents and Whanau 7.00 – 8.30 in the Gym