Cyber security for schools

Cyber security for schools
Keith Ryall

Carlton Rotary has been very proud to partner with cyber security expert, Robyn Treyvaud in presenting evening webinars for parents and children.

The following is some feedback received from Anthony Avotins, assistant principal-positive climate for learning at Princes Hill Secondary College.

“There were around 90 families who attended the evenings. The Zoom webinars ran without any glitches and the content was incredibly relevant, informative, and useful for our families. Numerous emails and telephone calls from parents have provided exceptional feedback.”

“The pre-readings helped to set the scene for the sessions. The PowerPoint of the presentation and other related articles will be sent as a NewsFeed to all our families in early June.”

“We feel privileged to have had a guest speaker with Robyn Treyvaud’s credentials specifically adapt and design information sessions that support and enhance digital wellbeing for our families.”

“Thanks again to Rotary for enabling us to make this opportunity happen. I look forward to strengthening our partnership in the future.”

Rotary’s newest area of focus

Rotary International currently has six areas of focus that help clubs around the world to concentrate on the most critical issues facing humanity. They are:

Peace and conflict resolution

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic and community development

From July 1, 2021, supporting the environment becomes Rotary’s seventh area of focus. As we all know, 2020 has brought a tidal wave of environmental change and so creating this new distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world.

One project currently under consideration is support for the Wheen Bee Foundation –

Australia’s only registered not-for-profit charity that promotes awareness of the importance of bees for food security and raises funds for research that addresses the national and global threats to bees. There may even be scope for kids in primary schools to be given additional information about what types of vegetation to plant that attract bees.

More information will be provided after July 1. In the meantime, please contact Ian Ada (director of environment and sustainability on 0447 173 084) if you are interested in supporting us.

Face-to-face meetings return after July 1, 2021

Carlton Rotary is pleased to advise that from July 1, lunch meetings will be held at Graduate House, 220 Leicester St, Carlton every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 12.30pm for a 1pm start (COVID19 permitting). For July, that means July 13 and 27 with a virtual meeting being held by Zoom on the third Tuesday (July 20).

For further information on any aspect of Rotary, please contact President-elect Keith Ryall on 0418 589 144 or community services co-chair Melissa McIntosh on 0438 849 665 •

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