WEBINAR: Promoting online safety for young people – 13 December 2022

Alex Crerar, 29th November 2022
Community broadcasters have a unique and trusted relationship with their audiences, including young people in diverse communities around Australia.

We can all play a positive role in promoting the important issue of online safety.

Recent research found that almost half of teens had a negative online experience in the previous six months, and three quarters of teens wanted more online safety information delivered through trusted channels.

This webinar aims to provide broadcasters with a better understanding of:

  • Some of the key online safety issues impacting on young people around Australia.
  • What you can do to encourage young people to take action if they’re experiencing issues with online safety.
  • The suite of new online safety resources that have been developed by the CBAA which you can use to promote a safer online experience for young people. 


Presented by:

Ian Watson, Project Manager, CBAA Online Safety Project

Ian Watson has over 20 years of experience developing educational projects for community media around Australia. He has developed award-winning projects and campaigns addressing issues such as ageing, cancer screening, online safety, dementia, diabetes, chronic illness, and mental health and suicide prevention. Ian is also a leading researcher in the area of community media and communications and a regular contributor to range of international media journals and books.





Alofaina Mamea, 4EB broadcaster and host/producer of the CBAA Online Safety Project podcast

A youth representative for Radio 4EB, Alofaina is highly involved with in the community in Logan City and is a youth leader within her own community. She is co-founder of CREATIVEAVE, which aims to showcase young artists and encourage them to build themselves up creatively, and she also works with District41 as an emerging producer. She is part of a podcast called ‘4dalocalz’ that targets an audience of young people, talks about topics that relate to them, and aims to find solutions and encourage open conversations, no matter how ugly or pretty.







Kellie Britnell, Education and Training Manager, eSafety Commissioner

Kellie Britnell is an online safety expert with more than 15 years of experience delivering high-energy presentations. She leads a talented team of 10 people supporting eSafety’s education and training initiatives. In her time at eSafety, Kellie has delivered professional learning and resources for a variety of audiences and sectors, including child protection. She has also created domestic and family violence related online safety initiatives and developed key partnerships with universities, education bodies, sporting organisations and support services.






This webinar was held at 3:00 PM (AEDT) Tuesday 13 December 2022

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