#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | Learn all about internet safety at the PCYC on February 11 | Western Advocate

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STAY safe online and offline. That will be the message at a free interactive presentation police will give to parents and young people at Bathurst PCYC on February 11, as part of Safer Internet Day. The session aims to help educate parents who are lost in the digital era, or don’t know enough about internet safety, and includes a range of topics including privacy settings, respectful relationships on line, digital shadows, sharing information on line, private content, online grooming, cyber bullying and most importantly where to get help. Manager of the PCYC, David Hitchick, said parents need to be aware what’s happening. “If your child uses the internet, this session is ideal.” Mr Hitchick said the PCYC host the event on an annual basis, and said it was a chance for parents to see whats out there and what kids are doing. He said as someone who works with kids, he thought he knew what to look out for, but said he learned a lot from the session. Senior Constable Rikki Bowden, from the PCYC, agreed, saying the evening will also be a chance for parents to catch up on trends, and what’s happening on line at the moment. The session gets underway at the PCYC at 7pm, and is free to attend. To RSVP down drop into the PCYC or call 6331 2191.

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