ySafe was founded in response to growing concerns amongst parents and school communities regarding children’s online activities, and the increasing prominence of technology-related developmental and behavioural issues. ySafe's approach has also been one of a pro-technology ethos, uniquely focussing on the social & emotional components of cyber safety and online behaviours.
Originally founded by psychologists, the need was identified for a multidisciplinary approach to cyber safety education and management. With that, our team expanded to include clinical psychologists, ex-police officers and teachers who are leaders in the field of cyber safety and social media. Our combined experience in child development, research, policing, and classroom contexts has provided us with a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities that participating in a digital environment presents to students, parents, and schools.
More About Our Executive Team:
After spending 10 years in the New South Wales Police Force, Yasmin contributes unique expertise in the field of cyber safety. Having operated at the coalface of dealing with the real life consequences of online abuse experienced by young people, Yasmin felt impassioned about the need for preventative action in cyber safety in order to minimise the need for critical intervention.
Yasmin has been a specialist youth liaison
with the NSW police for over 6 years of her service and was awarded runner up NSW Youth Officer of the year in 2015.
With extensive experience in the legalities of the technology terrain, mental health intervention and youth in crisis, Yasmin regularly advises and consults to government, schools, parents and youth advocacy agencies on cyber safety education and response.
Yasmin is also the co-founder of REELise, an NFP anti-bullying and mental
health promotion charity that helps young people connect and express
themselves through pocket filmmaking, and encourages the use of technology to improve wellbeing and resilience.
Jordan is formally recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cyber safety experts, and was the winner of the 2018 WA Young Achiever Award. Having provided online safety education to over one hundred thousand students, families and school staff Australia wide, Jordan received the business award for her pioneering work in the field of cyber safety. As of 2020, Jordan has been named a state finalist in the Telstra Women in Business Award.
Jordan is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder of ySafe, a now nationally-adopted household name in the field of cyber safety. Jordan has extensive clinical expertise in working with children and adolescents managing problematic technology use, including cyber bullying, image-based abuse, and Internet Gaming Addiction.
Travelling nationally, Jordan is sought after
e-safety advisor who provides consultation to schools throughout Australia, providing empirically-derived cyber safety education sessions and assistance in identifying cyber-incident response processes and management strategies.
Jordan has presented as a guest lecturer at prestigious Australian universities, provides comment in national media stories as a subject matter expert, consults with medical and mental health consortiums, and has presented as a key note speaker at national education and cyber safety conferences.
Taryn is a qualified secondary school teacher specialising in science and information communication technology (ICT). She has a background in engineering consulting and project management, with significant experience in resource management and strategic planning.
As a Project Manager, Taryn is well accustomed to working with and tailoring services for groups and individuals in diverse contexts and with varying objectives, constraints, and concerns.
Taryn's teaching experience coupled with her professional background has afforded her particular expertise in working with schools, industry, and government to establish their unique requirements regarding cyber safety education. Taryn has been involved ICT and cyber-safety policy and procedure development in a range of education and business settings.
Taryn has a high level of familiarity with Australian Curriculum and AITSL Standards, which she applies to coordinate cyber safety education and consultation assignments from individual school engagement to government and dioceses level projects.