Youth To Advise On Cyber-Bullying

The Federal Government has brought in kids to help combat the ongoing problem of cyber-bullying.

A Youth Advisory Group has been set up by the government, consisting of a group of 305 young Australians, who will provide an insight to government about online issues including cyber bullying.

“Young people are at the leading edge of online experience and can provide valuable advice on emerging problems such as cyber-bullying, invasions of privacy and illegal content,” Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy. The Youth Advisory Group is a unique opportunity for young people to contribute to policy development by advising the Government on cyber-safety concerns and solutions.”

Senator Conroy today launched the Youth Advisory Group with students from Caroline Springs College in Melbourne’s western suburbs, one of 15 participating schools nationally.