Online safety the focus of state-wide PCYC forums

NSW Police are encouraging parents and young people across the state to take part in a forum tonight to ensure they stay safe online.

Police, in partnership with PCYC NSW, will hold a free hour-long forum in each of the state’s PCYC clubs – including  Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC -  from 7pm on Tuesday, February 6.

Youth and Crime Prevention Commander, Superintendent David Roptell, said he hoped the community would take up the opportunity to attend the informative sessions.

“These forums will cover a range of topics; including privacy settings and content, cyber-bullying, online grooming, digital shadows, having respectful relationships online and – most importantly – where to get help,” he said.

“While the internet can be a fun and educational place, we want families to be aware of the dangers that sharing information online could potentially bring.

“Anyone can be a victim of cyber-bullying because it doesn’t discriminate and the anonymous nature of the online environment makes it easy to target people.

“We want to give people the tools to safeguard themselves and their loved ones.”

Register for the forum HERE.