Cyber Safety Education & Protection Is Key To Online Safety
Leonie Smith is one of Australia’s leading Cyber Safety Educators. Her consultancy “The Cyber Safety Lady” was launched in May 2011. She has been travelling around Australia educating thousands of internet users on basic cyber security and online safety for the last 7 years.
Leonie believes that education, combined with protection are the keys to staying safe online. Adults and children need to be educated about how their technology actually works, as well as understand how to keep themselves safe online through behavioural changes and learning about online privacy and security technology.
Parents also need to understand why their kids love technology and embrace it!
Leonie was an early adopter of digital technology and the internet for – marketing – online support communities – and multi media, starting mid 1990’s. Her attitude to the online world, video gaming, social media and online media is enthusiastic to say the least.
Leonie’s talks to students are often met with cheers, finally a grown up who doesn’t just tell them what NOT to do. She shows students HOW TO keep themselves safe online and gives them tips on how to stay safer online and grow into amazing digital citizens.
Not Just Scare Tactics!
Leonie has a positive and common sense approach to cyber safety and actually offers very practical solutions for families and business. She advises her attendees at her talks on parental controls, security basics, privacy settings and internet filters. She also offers practical solutions to help with computer and gaming addiction, cyber bullying and privacy issues.
Leonie educates business on how they can help their employees present well on social media, as well as navigate the increasing frequency of scams and virus’s that they may come across. See Leonie’s Corporate page here
Her Cyber Safety Manuals
Her manuals, “Keeping Kids Safe Online” and “Keeping You Safe Online” are important companions to her seminars. Both the parent and student versions of these manuals provide a unique Step-By-Step up to date guide for cyber safety safety settings and education. Take them home and work through them at your own pace. They include important instructions for setting up privacy and security for social media, messaging, video apps and more. The manuals are an important part of completing your cyber safety education as they go deeper into some of the issues Leonie discusses about keeping you and your family safer online. Parents snap these up at Leonie’s talks or purchase them online. Thousands of copies sold!
Media Spokesperson on Cyber Safety
Leonie is a much sought after commentator on cyber safety and digital citizen issues. She has appeared on 60 minutes, A Current Affair, The Project, Many T.V news programs, The Living Room, and many other current affair T.V productions, radio broadcasts and in print media.
Northern Beaches Local Area Command Rotary Talks
Leonie works alongside the Northern Beaches Area Command with their Police Youth Liaison officers giving technology and cyber safety talks to schools on the Northern Beaches from Manly – Palm Beach.
Leonie was an ambassador for the Federal Governments Stay Smart Online Campaign in 2013.
Leonie is certified as a Cyber Safety Educator through The Australian Government’s “Office Of The eSafety Commissioner”