From Zero To Hero

A new website is aimed to educate kids and give teachers resources when it comes to online safety

Having just been named Cyber Villain of the Year at the UK Internet Industry Awards for his stance on Internet filtering, Australia’s Minister or Broadband, Senator Stephen Conroy, was on hand to launch a new website aimed at keeping kids safe online.

As well as keeping kids safe, www.cybersmart.gov.au is also said to be provide teachers with cyber-safety education resources.

“Although the internet has undoubtedly opened up a world of possibilities and benefits to Australian children, it has also exposed them to continually emerging and evolving dangers that did not previously exist,” Senator Conroy said. “This website will provide parents, teachers, trainee teachers, librarians and children with up-to-date, comprehensive and age-appropriate online cybersafety resources and assistance.”

The cybersmart website brings resources and programs together at a single online point, with the Schools Gateway specifically catering to the needs of schools and teachers.



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