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ACMA Cybersmart Presentation
On Tuesday 26 November, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will deliver a public lecture on Internet Safety Awareness to parents, students and teachers respectively. ACMA endorses the principle that we must be equipped to support and encourage participation in the digital economy through the provision of information and education for the empowerment of children to be safe online.
Each presentation contains Cybersafety Information which is presented in an easy to understand, thorough, non-technical and informative manner. It includes:
- Exploring the ways that children use the internet and the emerging technologies
- Identifying the potential risks faced by students online, such as Cyberbullying, identity theft, unwanted contact and exposure to offensive content; and
- Tips and strategies to help students stay safe online
The Parent Information Session will take place at the Mannix Campus at 6.30pm. Tickets for this event can be reserved via Trybooking. Click on the poster below for details.
* Please note: This is a free event; however, tickets are limited to a maximum of 280 places. To attend, tickets must be secured, via.
Oscar in Year 6 films a friend stacking his skateboard…and uploads it to his social networking page for all to see.
Humiliating others repeatedly online is cyberbullying.
Year 8 student, Shani, sends a photo of herself to her boyfriend…but they break up and he puts the photo online for their friends to see.
Fifteen percent of Australian teens between 13 and 15 have sent a ‘sexy’ picture of themselves using online technology*.
Josie, in Year 2, uses the computer at home and at school…and somethines finds things she doesn’t like.
Of Australian children, 84 percent of boys and 60 percent of girls are accidentally exposed to online pornography*.
Mitch logs onto the internet at 4.00 a.m. …to play online games with teenagers in Europe.
Excessive internet use or gaming can lead to social and physical problems.
Student Andrew in Year 10 uses his mobile to chat to girls…and collects their text messages and pictures to show his friends.
This can have social and legal consequences for all involved.
Sara sent eight ‘friend’ requests last week online…but had no one accept her.
Social networking can have a negative impact on some users.
Help Your Child Be Safe Online
The internet and online technologies, like mobile phones, are incredible tools. They provide an opportunity to communicate, learn, play and be entertained by content from around the world.
Like communicating in the real world, there are risks involved in interacting online. Cyberbullying, identity theft, scams, sexting and inappropriate content are some of the issues that can pose challenges for all young people—from pre-schoolers just starting to use a computer, to more experienced teens.
Knowing how to use online technologies safely, and how to deal with issues, is essential to young people having positive experiences online.
As a parent, you have an important role to play in helping to educate and guide your child online. To assist you, the ACMA’s Cybersmart Outreach program provides free cybersafety presentations and information tailored specifically for parents. Resources can be found at www.cybersmart.gov.au
If you are already registered and would like further information about cybersafety or the presentation itself, please visit: www.cybersmart.gov.au
* Click and connect: Young Australians’ use of online social media, ACMA publication – July 2009