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Online safety education programs get a funding boost

The first grant recipients of the Australian Government’s Online Safety Grants Program, led by the eSafety Commissioner, were announced today, providing funding that will boost the online safety of children, the community and those most at-risk online. Read more

Online safety education opportunities for educators in 2022

eSafety sets a framework for A+ online safety education

By Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner

As we celebrate the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Biggest Online Safety Lesson today, it is timely to reflect on the importance of online safety education and the lessons learnt from our recent time in lockdown — particularly around 21st century education. Read more

Sexting a growing concern

A sexting episode can be among the most difficult topics for teens to talk about with parents and teachers, according to Tracy Adams, CEO at yourtown/Kids Helpline. But early education about cyber-safety can provide young people with greater confidence to discuss the issue if the need arises.

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Video: Online safety in the digital age

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant talks about the prevalence of cyberbullying and how schools can support students to interact safely and positively online, highlighting a number of resources available to educators to help spread this message to students.

Taking action against cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can have a serious effect on those involved, with the potential to impact on a student’s social, psychological and even physical wellbeing. But what are some of the warning signs that a student is being cyberbullied and what measures can we take to help prevent it?

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