Sunshine Coast parents and carers are invited to a free talk with Brett Lee that will “change their thinking” of cyber safety, held at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on Tuesday, 21 March from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tickets are limited and must be booked at https://www.trybooking.com/CGGZI
The event is part of the Flinders Speaker Series, an education workshop series launched by the College in 2018 to bring schools, families and the community together to learn how to support young people’s health and wellbeing.
Brett will also present at Flinders throughout the day on Tuesday, 21 March, working with Secondary School students and teachers as they learn how to stay safe online, use the internet in healthy ways and thrive online.
Brett’s powerful and engaging parent presentation brings to life the possible online dangers and responsibilities which are a part of young people’s digital world, and explains young people's rights and responsibilities in the online world.
Topics to be covered include cyber bullying, sexting, offender methodology, social media networking, instant messaging, online gaming, online threats and personal responsibility.
Creator of Internet Safe Education, Brett draws upon his extensive career knowledge and experience, having worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of those as a detective predominantly in the field of child exploitation.
He says parents have an important role to play in their family’s safety online and will be “amazed at how simple it can be” to introduce strategies that protect and prevent online risks within the home.
The event will be opened by Principal Stuart Meade.
Stuart said, “We are delighted to host Brett Lee for the first Flinders Speaker Series event for 2023, sponsored by our Flinders P&F.
“Brett is one of the top presenters in this field and brings decades of law enforcement experience in protecting children from online dangers,” he said.
“I know our guests will appreciate Brett’s expert advice and insights to help protect their children in the online world.
“As a school, we embrace our important role to teach our students from Prep to Year 12 how to be safe, confident and respectful digital citizens.
“The long-term goal is for young people to know how to remain safe and healthy well beyond graduation as they lead their own lives and explore the wider world.”
Brett is the creator of Internet Safe Education (ISE), which is endorsed by the eSafety Commission, Australia’s main government regulatory body.
Parents, carers and staff from the College are invited, along with parents and carers from the local Sunshine Coast community.
Flinders Speaker Series 2023
Cyber Safety with Brett Lee
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Refreshments 6pm | Upper Foyer of Performance Centre
Presentation 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Performance Centre
Stringybark Road, Buderim, 4556
No cost. All parents and carers are welcome.
Bookings are essential.
To book your place, visit https://www.trybooking.com/CGGZI
Brett Lee’s Biography
Internet Safe Education https://www.internetsafeeducation.com creator, Brett Lee, worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of those as a Detective predominantly in the field of Child Exploitation.
In his last five years of service, he was a specialist in the field of undercover internet child exploitation investigations.
Brett has been personally involved in the online investigation, arrest and prosecution of numerous offenders, whose medium for preying on children is the internet.
Brett has delivered training to members of law enforcement agencies including New South Wales Police, South Australian Police, West Australian Police and Australian Customs.
Within his own police service he was involved in the training of plain clothes police through Detective Training and Sexual Crimes courses in Online Child Exploitation investigations.
Further to Brett's experience, he has completed the FBI Advanced Internet Investigations Course and has worked with the FBI Innocent Images Unit, Maryland USA, the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Crimes Centre, Virginia USA and the San Jose Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, California USA.
He has also attended and spoken at conferences around Australia and the world.
Brett has received the Queensland Police Commissioner's Gold Award and the Crime and Misconduct Commissioner's Award for his role in the development and implementation of software that is now utilised by various Australian Law enforcement agencies to track and identify online child offenders.
In 2001, in his role as a Detective, Brett delivered an internet safety presentation to students.
It was then that he realised the key to protecting the most vulnerable people in our society, our children, from online dangers was education.
This realisation fueled a passion that led to the creation of ISE which in 2009 reached over 100,000 students, teachers and parents with a message of awareness and responsibilities.
As a furtherance to Brett's diverse background he was contracted in Iraq on a US/Iraq project as a Police Instructor training Iraqi nationals at the Iraq National Police Academy located outside the township of An Numinayah, Brett often incorporates stories of his experience there into his presentations.