Recorded Webinar: Child Safety and a School`s Obligations in the Digital World


13th September 2019
Duration:  approx. 1 hour

You've spoken and we've listened. From 1/8/19 we've structured most of our webinars to run for one hour - the ideal length for staff training sessions.
‘Social media’ is the collective term for the many modern-day technologies designed to connect people online. These technologies are becoming a fundamental part of life - particularly for students - but they can be a fertile ground for bullying, harassment and abuse. This session explores how schools can best manage the risks, including:

  • Understanding the various mediums available to students - thinking beyond Facebook and Instagram

  • Bullying and harassment on social media and online generally - lessons from recent examples

  • What polices can the school implement to deal with online bullying?

  • Understanding the school’s duty of care in the digital arena - how far does it extend?

  • When a school may incur liability?

  • Cyberbullying and the intersection with the criminal law including sexting offences

  • New and cutting-edge ways to monitor social media usage by students

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Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward, Brisbane

With many years’ experience as an advocate with a strong background in employment, industrial, safety, education (including pre-enrolment and enrolment) and anti-discrimination law, Annie provides her employer clients with strong representation and practical commercial advice.

Annie acts for large corporations and institutions as well as employers in the SMEs market and education and training, resources and energy, transport and logistics, manufacturing and professional services industries. Annie acts for a range of independent schools, training institutions and institutions in the pre-university market.  Annie also undertakes employment and regulatory law work in the health sector including for registered medical practitioners.

Annie has extensive experience undertaking complex workplace investigations concerning harassment, bullying and safety breaches.


This webinar is suitable for senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their advisors. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: WBMSEP19
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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