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October 2020

CHILDREN’S WEEK

Sat October 24, 2020 - Sun November 1, 2020

The Children’s Week National Theme for 2020 is UNCRC Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others. Children’s Week 2020 will be held between 24 October – 1 November 2020. To find out more about how to celebrate Children's Week in your state…

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Children’s Week National Online Forum

Wed October 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE

Children’s Week Council of Australia is thrilled to host a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). This year the theme for Children’s Week is: UNCRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of…

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February 2021

Be an eSafe kid: fake news, real harms

Mon February 8 @ 9:30 am - Mon February 15 @ 10:15 am
Free

A live virtual classroom event to test your students' ability to detect fake news. Explore the impact of misinformation online. Get tips on how to find trusted and safe sources of information online and where to go for help if things go wrong. Students will: identify trustworthy information about current issues detect fake news and sponsored endorsements recognise the harm caused by misinformation online. The whole class participates in a live video lesson with a trainer. The trainer talks through…

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eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama

Tue February 9 @ 7:30 pm - Mon March 22 @ 7:30 pm
Free

This Safer Internet Day 2021 webinar will look at how parents and carers can support young people to have safe and respectful online relationships and what to do if things go wrong. It will cover: starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive ways to deal with changing relationships understanding the rights, laws and community expectations that govern social media use where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident. The webinar will include case studies, research…

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July 2021

eSafety Professional learning program for teachers (FREE)

Sun July 4 @ 8:00 am
Free

Online harmful sexual behaviours, misinformation and emerging technologies About the module This module, developed in 2021, provides evidence-based, targeted advice about online harmful sexual behaviours, misinformation and emerging technologies. The module includes 90 minutes of professional learning through live webinar participation, the completion of 30 minutes of readings, and an assessment. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional learning. ACT teachers will receive TQI accreditation. Audience This professional learning is aimed at primary and secondary teachers, counsellors, psychologists and…

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August 2021

Pens Against Poverty – Children’s Writing Comp

Thu August 19 @ 8:00 am - Fri September 3 @ 5:00 pm

The power of the pen to change the world Pens Against Poverty is a unique writing competition for school students in Year 3 – 10. It was initially created for young writers in New South Wales and ACT but has grown to reach students all across Australia. Entries are now open for 2021 Pens Against Poverty. This year’s theme is “Time for Change” and entries are open until Friday 3 September 2021. Pens Against Poverty runs in the lead-up to National Child…

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Run Against Violence – Virtual Challenge

Mon August 30 - Fri September 17
$35

NAPCAN is excited to be partnering with Run Against Violence to help ensure that every young person in Australia has the opportunity to learn about what a respectful relationship looks like for them. The 2021 Run Against Violence (RAV) Virtual Challenge is aiming to raise $90,000 for our Love Bites program to fund facilitator training in remote, regional and metropolitan communities throughout Australia! When is it? The challenge starts anytime Monday 30 August 2021 and finishes midnight Friday 17 September…

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September 2021

National Child Protection Week webinar series

Mon September 6 @ 10:00 am - Fri September 10 @ 4:00 pm

This year’s National Child Protection Week webinar series has been carefully designed to support the theme that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’. In doing this, NAPCAN has included a range of discussions that highlight some of the ‘big picture’ issues around child protection. These discussions will bring new dimensions to our collective thinking about how we keep children safe and well. This year’s week-long webinar series includes: Offical launch: Every Child, in Every Community, Needs a…

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Official launch: National Child Protection Week

Mon September 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

OFFICIAL LAUNCH: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go Join us for the live-streamed official launch of National Child Protection Week 2021 by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). The launch will be followed by a keynote address by Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner, who will share her insights on the importance of this year’s National Child Protection Week theme that: To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and…

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Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson

Tue September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson (ABCSL) is a free livestreamed event that engages children across the country in vital personal safety education. In National Child Protection Week, the Daniel Morcombe Foundation will livestream two brand new video safety lessons to children around the country. Preventing child sexual abuse is everybody’s responsibility. Teaching children that they have the right to be safe, that they are allowed to say no to anything or anyone that makes them uncomfortable, and that there are…

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What does a community need for every child to thrive?

Tue September 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What does a community need for every child to thrive?  Learn about some of the unexpected factors that shape how kids do in life. To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy. Not every child or community has what they need. And not everyone thinks about children’s wellbeing as a responsibility for communities and society, not just families. Our understanding of what children…

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eSafety’s guide to online sexual harassment and image-based abuse

Tue September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

This Term 3 webinar will help parents and carers to understand online sexual harassment and image-based abuse, (non-consensual sharing of intimate images). It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. It will cover: the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies how to report image-based abuse to eSafety and when to report to police where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something…

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Shifting mindsets: How communication can shape early childhood outcomes

Tue September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shifting mindsets: How communication can shape early childhood outcomes Hosted by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA), Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in partnership with NAPCAN and Telethon Kids Institute. Whether it is written or verbal, communication can impact how we think, feel and relate to others. For child and family welfare professionals, the information we receive about clients can affect how we engage with them directly and how we work with other professionals in supporting child safety and wellbeing.…

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eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps

Tue September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

eSafety's parent guide to popular apps Learn how to help young people safely use popular apps including TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. This webinar is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 8-13. It will cover: an explanation of the popular apps used by young people case studies, research, and targeted advice ways you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences. Dates (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday 6 September 12.30 to 1.30pm Tuesday 7 September 7.30pm…

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Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit

Wed September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit This year’s theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day was Proud in Culture, Strong in Spirit. As with all Australian children, it is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be able to maintain strong connections to their family, community, culture and Country. Too often though, child protection systems seemingly lack the understanding of, or deprioritise, cultural connection. This can have negative consequences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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What you need to know about cyber safety to protect your children with Susan McLean – Webinar

Wed September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Box Hill, 3777 Australia
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$5

What you need to know about Cyber Safety to protect your children (This webinar will not be recorded) Susan McLean is an expert in the area of cyber safety and young people. Widely known as the "Cyber Cop", she was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving Cybersafety and young people. Susan has dozens of certifications, and has spoken at over 1,000 schools and to 150,000 students all around Australia. Check out more about Susan here: http://www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au/about/…

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How can we ensure children and young people with disability receive a fair go?

Thu September 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Children and young people with disability are more likely to experience abuse and are significantly overrepresented in the child protection system due to increased risk. This increased risk is not about the disability itself but rather is due to the things that children and young people with disability commonly experience like; having more reliance on others for care and support, being socially isolated, lacking a trusted adult or way to communicate with someone who can help, or lacking the right…

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eSafety’s guide to online sexual harassment and image-based abuse

Thu September 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

This Term 3 webinar will help parents and carers to understand online sexual harassment and image-based abuse, (non-consensual sharing of intimate images). It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. It will cover: the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies how to report image-based abuse to eSafety and when to report to police where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something…

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Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day

Fri September 10

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s longest-running event dedicated specifically to preventing child sexual assault and exploitation. Held annually during National Child Protection Week, Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day unites communities to make a commitment to protecting kids. This year Bravehearts is asking that all Australians wear white on Friday, September 10, and donate to protect children.

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Building communities that keep children safe from domestic and family violence

Fri September 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Building communities that keep children safe from domestic and family violence Every child, in every community, needs a safe home. Yet we know that far too many children are living with violence every day. We see domestic violence as a factor in the majority of substantiated child abuse cases in Australia. This webinar will explore a vision for safer communities where children and young people are at the centre of our conversations and actions as we address domestic and family…

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