Approximately 1 in 4 children say they have seen something upsetting on a social networking site (NSPCC, 2015). More than half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying; furthermore, over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs (I-SAFE Foundation). Children with trauma histories, attachment challenges, or special needs may be especially at risk for such experiences because of their unique concerns. This talk will discuss issues of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and child development. We will focus in particular on how parents and professionals can protect children from the risks of online grooming.
Fiona Herbert is a parent, a couple and family therapist with a background in social work having worked in Child Protection for over 10 years. She is passionate about strengthening family relationships through an integrated approach involving family therapy, expressive arts, group work and individual therapy. Fiona has experience working directly with families from many different cultural backgrounds having lived and worked in the USA, UAE, Kenya and now Hong Kong.
This event is open to all parents and caregivers, waiting and prospective parents, adult adoptees, professionals and students.
FREE FOR MEMBERS
140HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or join/renew your membership and attend this event for FREE).
Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.
Please arrive to check-in at 12:20. Meeting is from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverage.
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