Ms. Susan McLean

Australia's foremost cyber safety expert.


Susan is Australia’s leading expert in the area of cyber safety and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. She was the first Victoria Police officer appointed to a position involving cybersafety and young people where she established and managed the Victoria Police Cybersafety Project. She has completed advanced training in the USA in 2007, 2012 & 2015 including the Protecting Children Online Certificate from Fox Valley Technical College and has successfully completed the ‘University Certificate in Child Safety on the Internet from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. She also has qualifications from Netsmartz/NCMEC (USA) and NSPCC/CEOP (UK). She has also been awarded The National Medal, the Victoria Police Service Medal – 2nd Clasp, and the National Police Medal. Susan presents to over 250,000 students each year as well as tens of thousands of parents and educators both within Australia and Internationally.

Current Work:

Susan is a published author with her book Sexts Texts and Selfies, acknowledged as the definitive guide to online safety. She collaborates with a variety of international bodies and is a member of The National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB). Susan has developed comprehensive Policy for a range of organisations and authored resources for the Victorian Education Department. She is the commentator of choice for both Australian and International media where she is known for her clear and balanced comments.