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PARENTS & EDUCATORS - Sextortion, Deepfakes & Nudify Apps - hosted by Madeleine West & Kirra Pendergast
PARENTS & EDUCATORS - Sextortion, Deepfakes & Nudify Apps - hosted by Madeleine West & Kirra Pendergast

Wed, 24 Jul


Zoom Webinar

PARENTS & EDUCATORS - Sextortion, Deepfakes & Nudify Apps - hosted by Madeleine West & Kirra Pendergast

Due to high demand , a new July date has just been added! Join Kirra Pendergast and Madeleine West for a confronting but informatiove discussion for parents, carers, teachers, and the community on two of the most concerning topics facing teens today – sextortion and deepfakes. Strictly 18+

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Time & Location

24 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT+10

Zoom Webinar

About the event

Understanding Sextortion

Sextortion has emerged as a growing threat to personal privacy and security, with devastating emotional and financial consequences for students and their families.

What is Sextortion?

Sextortion is a form of online blackmail involving sexually explicit images or videos used to extort money or other forms of exploitation from the victim. Typically, the perpetrator obtains compromising images or videos through social media or other online platforms and then threatens to share them unless the victim complies with their demands, which may include money, sexual favors, or other forms of exploitation.

Why We Need To Talk About This

With increased media coverage about sextortion, it's crucial to address this growing threat to our students' personal privacy and security. This webinar will move beyond the outdated strategy of social media contracts, focusing instead on meaningful conversations and evolving guidelines to protect our children.

Protecting Our Kids in the Age of Deepfakes & Synthetic Relationships

In this crucial webinar, Safe on Social takes parents through the emerging and disturbing trend of deepfake technology - a powerful AI tool capable of altering photos and videos to make it appear as though individuals are saying or doing things they never did. With a significant rise in deepfake bullying within schools, it's paramount that we arm parents with the knowledge and tools to protect their children. From manipulated images of teachers to students becoming unwitting victims, the consequences can be severe, often leading to legal battles and emotional distress.

Key Topics Kirra Pendergast Will Cover:

● Understanding Sextortion

Define sextortion and its impact on students, including real-life examples.

● The Ineffectiveness of Social Media Contracts

Why traditional social media contracts are ignored by kids and what to do instead.

● Creating Meaningful Guidelines

How to develop evolving social media guidelines in your home and involve kids in the process to ensure guidelines are relevant and realistic.

● Communicating with Your Child

Effective ways to start conversations about sextortion and deepfakes to ensure your child feels safe and supported to speak up if they become a victim.

● Practical Steps to Take

Immediate actions to take if your child is targeted by sextortion or deepfakes, how to involve authorities, and seek support.

● Understanding Deepfake Technology

An overview of how deepfakes are created and the reasons behind their disturbing rise among school-aged children.

● The Legal Landscape

Insights into when deepfakes cross the line into defamation and image-based abuse, including a primer on how Australian defamation law applies.

● Preventative Measures:

Practical advice for parents on how to safeguard their children's digital presence. Strategies include avoiding photos with direct gaze, opting out of publicly shared images, using avatars, mindful sharing, enforcing robust privacy settings, and the significance of photo use agreements.

● Q&A Session

An opportunity for parents to ask questions and share concerns, providing them with tailored advice and support.

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