Susan McLean

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety andwas a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. Widely known as the ‘cybercop’ she was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involvingcyber safety and young people. In 2003 she was the Victoria Police RegionFour Youth Officer of the Year. She has also been awarded The NationalMedal and the Victoria Police Service Medal and 2 nd Clasp, and the NationalPolice Medal. In 1994, Susan took her first report of cyberbulllying involving a group of Year8 school girls. Having identified the then emerging problem of internetharassment and witnessed first hand the significant increase in issues relatingto internet misuse over the past years, Susan began to research the issueand looked to the international arena for evidence of exemplar practices. InAugust 2006, she travelled to the United States of America, where shecompleted the National Centre for Missing and ExploitedChildren’s, ‘Protecting Children On-line’ training program, and then travelledto Dallas, Texas where she attended the internationally recognised 4 th AnnualInternet Crimes Against Children Conference where she participated in manytraining programs. She also spent time working with the Dallas PoliceDepartment’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforce team. Susan established and managed the Victoria Police Cyber Safety Project thatran from March to October 2007, which researched and reported on the issueof internet safety as it applied to young people and adults with an intellectualdisability. Susan established Cyber Safety Solutions in March 2007 and this has grownto be the most highly respected and in demand cybersafety consultancy inAustralia. She has successfully completed the ‘University Certificate in ChildSafety on the Internet’ from the University of Central Lancashire, UnitedKingdom. In August 2012 she re-attended the renowned Dallas CrimesAgainst Children's Conference where she updated her extensive knowledgeand then spent time at Facebook Headquarters meeting with key people anddiscussing child online safety issues, reporting practices and general issuessurrounding the use/abuse of social media by Australians. Susan was the firstperson in Australia to complete the National Centre for Missing and ExploitedChildren’s (USA) Teaching Digital Citizenship Training (Nov 2015) andrecently completed the CEOP (UK) training course on Keeping Children SafeOnline.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-660 The Respect Campaign 12 Weeks October 11, 2017