Young people with disabilities gain exposure to the digital and online world with valuable education on Cyber Safety and dealing with cyber bullying.
Local NDIS Registered Service Provider Community Access & Transition Service Inc (CATS) is now taking registrations to its series of masterclass workshops tackling the tough topic of Cyber Safety specifically for young people with disabilities this Easter break.
Katrina Johnson, founding CEO of CATS Inc, recognises that social media is the largest growing method of social engagement and connection within our societies, especially amongst young people.
“Cyber Safety is something that impacts and affects all young people, this is no different for young people with disabilities ” said Ms Johnson.
“We’re seeing a rise in participation on social media, and use of mobile devices, amongst the young people we support, and the impact that online bullying can have on some of our communities most vulnerable is devastating”
“This is a hard topic to tackle for these young people – but we are going there – because it’s that important”.
Katrina, with over 25 years experience working with young people with disabilities, believes that “everyone deserves connection – and for young people in the modern world online is the place to be. It’s imperative we provide young people the skills to navigate this environment safely”.
The CATS organisation believes that young people with disabilities are entitled to a life like that of any other young person “as connected, engaged and contributing citizens in our community”.
CATS Inc invites young people to “register for the Cyber Safety workshop and get connected.” “The parents of our young people want their sons and daughters to be safe both in their real everyday life, and online” she said.
To find out more about the Cyber Safety Masterclass and the other masterclass events in this current series, visit us HERE