Parents Information Sessions



What are teenagers doing online: how can you protect them?

There’s two sides to social media. It’s a great way to build an online community and connect with family, friends and colleagues, but it can also make your children vulnerable to:

  • cyber bulling
  • parasite porn
  • sharing indecent photos at school
  • body shamming.

The Social Media: Parents Information Night will provide valuable information and tools to help parents better manage social media activity for their teenagers. Presented by a panel of experts, the evening is an opportunity to learn and discuss important topics – we promise not to dump a whole lot of ‘stuff’ on you.

Come along and learn how to help your children avoid the ugly side of social media.


Who should attend?

Are you:

  • a parent of an 8-11 year old who will soon enter the social media world?
  • concerned about the risks of Facebook for your children?
  • unsure what teenagers are actually doing online?


Location and cost:

  • Location: Toombul Shire Hall, 1141 Sandgate Rd Nundah (Parking is on Danby Lane or around Nundah Village)
  • Cost:
    • $20 early bird by Friday 11 November – online
    • $25 before the event
    • $30 at the door

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Regretfully, we are postponing the events until early 2017 – details will be released in January.

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Each panellist will speaker for 20 minutes and then we will have Q&A to answer all your questions

Who is on the panel?


lizbuchananLiz Buchanan

Liz is a speaker, trainer and digital communications strategist who specialises in social media. She is passionate about incorporating this online communication tool to improve overall digital strategy and engagement with stakeholders.

Liz’s career began in the financial industry in Australia and the UK. She then moved to not-for-profit state sporting organisations where she worked for 15 years in various management positions, before working on public engagement projects for Queensland Government.

For the past 3 years, Liz has run her own business, Ember Solutions, where she develops and implements social media and digital marketing strategies for her clients.

Liz has tutored and lectured in various undergraduate and postgraduate marketing and advertising subjects at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University for 16 years.

Liz has also spoken at numerous conferences on social media engagement, including:

  • Australia and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference – 6 May 2015 – Gold Coast, Australia
  • World Conference of Disaster Management – 8-11 June 2015 – Toronto, Canada


robertdehaanRobert de Haan B.Eng. Elec, B. Econ, MIT,

Robert has been working within the IT Security industry for the past 35 years. He started his career as a security engineer working on cryptography systems for the Australian and United States governments. During this time, he was awarded for his designs by the Australian Government.

Robert has held many notable positions during his career, from owning and running Clariti, specialising in providing IT security products and services to corporate and government clients, to working for notable global vendors such as IronPort, Cisco, Brocade, Imperva and Cloudmark.

Robert also served as the Head of the eSecurity Cluster within Queensland Government and then as Chairman of the Board for E-Net Ltd focused on Information Technology, the Arts, innovation and Security for the Queensland industry sector.

Robert is now the founder and CEO of Layer 8 Security and Layer 8 Global, which are focused on the human elements of cyber security to help create cyber safety.


tinalairdTina Laird Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist

BSc (Hons) MPsychClin MAPS CCLIN CCN

Tina has been a psychologist for 18 years, primarily in a private practice. She has experience across various research, clinical and neuropsychological settings.

Tina has treated adults and children with a range of psychological conditions, and has experience in pediatric and adult clinical and neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.  She has developed and implemented neuropsychological treatment programs, and has completed research evaluating the effects of pediatric acquired brain injury on memory.

Tina has a keen interest in the assessment and treatment of childhood psychological disorders, parenting and behavior management and cognitive assessment.


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