Today is Safer Internet Day. The Victoria Police have just released this statement about the day:
Victoria Police are taking the opportunity on Safer Internet Day to engage with young people about cyber crime.
The annual international event aims to raise awareness about the safe and responsible use of online technologies, especially among children.
This year’s theme is ‘Think before you post’, an important message for young people to think about the possible consequences before posting information online.
Victoria Police will have our Cybersmart Detective Sergeant Jill Dyson in the hot seat today on a site called SuperclubsPLUS which is the protected Social Learning Network where primary school kids can meet friends, have fun and learn cool stuff, it can be found at http://www.superclubsplus.com/i/tour01.
Det Sgt Dyson has been a police officer for 22 years and will be live, answering questions posed by children on the topic of cyber crime.
Also on board for Safer Internet Day will be Victoria Police’s 11-year-old “recruit” Constable Zak who will be offering advice to young kids about being safe on the internet via a video which can be viewed at http://www.police.vic.gov.au/kids.
The Australian Communication and Media Authority‘s cyber(smart) page has lots of materials to keep kids safer today and everyday.
Thanks to Karen Bonanno for passing on the Cybersmart page link.