The WatchOut! project was shared to the public with a ♥ “Love our Links” ♥ Media Release on 14 February 2018. The WatchOut! website – www.watchout.org.au is a ‘One-stop-shop’ for Crime Prevention – an innovative, free and easy-to-use online service to connect the community with all things crime and crime prevention. It has an A-Z index of helpful information on a variety of topics, provided by government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK: WatchOut! website –www.watchout.org.au
Made possible through NHW Australasia 2017 Community Funding program, this
creative concept was born out of the need for Neighbourhood Watch to find new
ways to point the community to relevant information.
“Crimes have extended further into our lives through the use of technology, and a huge, crucial resource – the internet – was being missed. The site will point to advice for everyone; from how to deal with cyber-bullying for a 10 year old, through to warnings on romance scams for an 80 year old.” – Julia Eagles, Coordinator, Ku-ring-gai/Hornsby Neighbourhood Watch.
The constantly evolving site is run by a roster of dedicated Neighbourhood Watch
volunteers, ensuring links and information are kept up-to-date. A true community
project, Neighbourhood Watch invites all users of the site and members of the public
to submit links and feedback.
Ku-ring-gai/Hornsby Neighbourhood Watch plans to roll out WatchOut! at local community events and shopping precincts throughout 2018.