Students from the Bundaberg Region discussed the dangers of social media at a special presentation by the Carly Ryan Foundation this week.
Bundaberg Police, in conjunction with the Bundaberg PCYC, invited the foundation to speak with students and parents about online safety.
Carly Ryan was a 15-year-old girl who was targeted and murdered by an online predator in 2007.
Today, Carly’s mother Sonia travels the world to educate students and parents about online safety and healthy relationships.
Sonia and her team have spent the past four days in Bundaberg addressing over 3000 students and parents about Carly’s story.
Senior Constable Mick Gray said the presentation opened the eyes of many students about the dangers of engaging with strangers online and how to use social media responsibly.
“The aim of the presentation was to assist parents in engaging with their children about cyber safety and put strategies in place to ensure safe online communication,” Senior Constable Gray said.
At the end of the presentation, Bundaberg State High School students were keen to meet Sonia and thank her for visiting their school.
The foundation members enjoyed their time in Bundaberg and hope to make it a yearly visit to help prevent harm to other innocent children.
Click here for more information about the Carly Ryan Foundation.
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