Young Australians are taking the charge in navigating their own safety experience online, with nearly three quarters of teens - or 71% - found to be more confident to challenge cyberbullying and shutting down online hate than they were before joining the Digital Ambassadors program run by youth-driven anti-bullying organisation, Project Rockit.
Australians believe schools should teach online safety cucciculum with a new study showing that many parents have not taken proactive security measures to protect their family/home when distance learning was introduced to their lives, despite being concerned that their children could be exposed to scams or illegal content.
More than 1400 students in Jimboomba and Toowoomba in Queensland are set to participate in a free in-school program that supports young people to be safe, responsible and positive online.
Students across schools in the Wide Bay region of Queensland are having their online safety skills boosted with participation in the Optus’ Digital Thumbprint Program, a free in-school program that supports young people to be safe, responsible and positive online.
Ninety per cent of parents consider Australia’s education system to be “poor” or having “room for improvement”, with more than one in three admitting they feel ill-equipped to support their child’s learning in the next decade, according to new research.
Reform plans designed to strengthen the online safety of Australians are under consideration by the Federal Government, with the Government commencing public consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act.
The Australian Federal Police is undertaking a roadshow of its cyber safety programme, ThinkUKnow, in NSW and Victoria aimed at educating communities about how to keep young people safe in online environments.
Children as young as 12 will more than likely be getting their first smartphone this Christmas, with research by Telstra revealing that many parents will buy their kids a phone to keep them safe when they are away from home.
Telstra has partnered with youth-led movement against bullying, PROJECT ROCKIT, to launch a digital classroom aimed at empowering young people to take action on cyber bullying and online safety.
Two former members of Microsoft's online safety team have sued the company for damages over what they claim are permanent psychological injuries for which they were told they could not get workers' compensation.
Social media site GeckoLife, which promotes itself as the website designed with children’s safety in mind, has launched in Australia.
Children as young as three to seven years old have their own mobile devices or use their parent’s devices, but a study has found that many children up to 15 years of age don’t understand online safety and how to stay safe using the Internet.
Children are inclined to hide negative online experiences from their parents or other adults, according to a newly published report which also reveals that one in three Australian children have been harmed by cybercrime, including suffering bullying online.
The ACCC has released a new publication with best practice tips for online sellers and marketplaces. It will also help consumers.
The Commonwealth Government has released a discussion paper setting out its plans to improve online safety for children.
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