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Supporting your child's safety online - Instagram (Issue 9 2017)

Written on the 22 June 2017

Following a visit in May from Sonya Ryan of the Carly Ryan Foundation, who spoke to our Year 10 students and parents about the practical steps they can take to protect their privacy and safety online, I will include a fact sheet in each newsletter over the coming weeks. Last fortnight's newsletter included a fact sheet on Snapchat.

These fact sheets have been developed by the Australian Federal Police and each are relevant to a number of popular apps and social media platforms that young people are using.

Sonya's sessions were very powerful as they explored her personal journey of losing her daughter, Carly, to an online predator and then the work she has done since to educate and protect young people from suffering a similar fate. Sonya explained the risks of some the most popular apps and social media platforms and provided step by step guides for how parents can support their children (and themselves) to ensure that they have safe privacy and security settings.

Instagram (For parents) fact sheet >

If you would like a copy of all of the fact sheets that Sonya provided in her session, please contact Kathryn Mortlock at

Alex Dighton
Director of Students



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