On 12 June 2012, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, will open the 2012 Cybersafety Summit for students, parents and teachers in Canberra.
At the Summit 150 participants, including members of the Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG), will have the opportunity to discuss cybersafety issues in person and get expert advice from industry representatives.
“The 2012 Cybersafety Summit will provide a great chance for me to hear directly from YAG members about how the Government can continue to strengthen our approach to cybersafety issues,” Senator Conroy said.
“Last week we finished our online YAG consultations with over 800 secondary students from 95 schools across Australia. We received some fantastic advice and I look forward to continuing these conversations at the Summit.”
Media personality and DJ Ruby Rose has been invited to attend the Summit. Ruby will share her personal experiences with students, teachers and parents to help promote and encourage safe online behaviour.
“Bullying is something we all need to be aware of. There is no place for this in our lives, especially in our schools. Given my personal experiences, any way I can help put a stop to bullying and cyber-bullying I will. I commend the Government for organising this Summit so that everyone can have their voices heard about this,” Ruby Rose said
Members of the government’s Consultative Working Group on Cybersafety, including Facebook, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, will be at the Summit provide expert advice to participants.
A separate Cybersafety Summit for primary students aged 8-12 will be held later in the year.
For information on how to protect yourself online visit www.staysmartonline.gov.au
The Cybersafety Help Button can be downloaded at www.dbcde.gov.au/helpbutton
Visit the Easy Guide to Socialising Online at www.dbcde.gov.au/easyguide
Visit ACMA’s Cybersmart website at www.cybersmart.gov.au
01 June 2012