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Cyber Safety Information

New technology is becoming a significant part of the lives of young Australians as more sophisticated, convergent technologies become more popular. Local schools and agencies have expressed concern that the technological divide between young people and their parents and educators is growing; with many parents and families not keeping pace with young people’s use of the technologies and the strategies recommended for ensuring the safe and appropriate use of multimedia.

Online Links for Young People

Office of the eSafety Commissioner


The Office is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online. This site provides resources, news, media and events, useful tips for complaints and reporting and much more for all young people, families, parents, teachers, all Australians.
esafety.gov.au

Reach Out


Reach Out is a youth mental health organisation which has facts and information on cyber safety and many other issues which affect young people. This site has online forums, and interactive sites such as HABBO hotel - a virtual community where you can create your own character, hang out and make new friends, play games or create your own web page.
au.reachout.com

Tune In Not Out (TINO)


TINO provides 24 hour TV for life's challenges from mental health to sexual health. TINO brings videos, fact sheets, real stories and blogs about cyber safety and cyber bullying from across Australia for young people to explore.
tuneinnotout.com

Digizen


The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.
digizen.org

ThinkUKnow


ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools across Australia using a network of accredited trainers.

Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia, and is now proudly supported by ninemsn.
thinkuknow.org.au

Online Links for Parents, Educators, Agencies and Workers

Make sure you check out the websites above as they also contain useful information for parents and educators.

Stride Foundation


For more than 20 years Stride Foundation, a not-for-profit, organisation, has been dedicated to creating and presenting programs and resources which foster the physical, mental and social well being of young people and their communities.

Stride works with students and teachers in primary and secondary schools, and young people in communities across Australia, that may be disadvantaged through poverty, suffering, distress and helplessness.
stride.org.au

National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB)


NCAB is an initiative of the Allanah and Madeline Foundation and a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities including the emerging issues of cyber safety.
ncab.org.au

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