New Anti Cyber-Bullying Website Is Launched To Protect Australians Online
By Christine Lazaro | January 13, 2012 8:30 PM EST
A brand new website has been launched by the Gillard Labor Government today that would aid a lot of young Australians to stay safe and protected from being bullied online.
The website called 'Easy Guide To Socialising Online' was created to assist educators, parents and their kids alike to fight against the acts of cyber bullying and protect them from having access with any inappropriate online content.
The government's allotted budget that reached an amount of $125.8 million for the realization of the website is part of the overall Cybersafety Plan developed. Its idea was taken from the recommendation of the Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety.
The new website provides cybersafety information for 26 social networking sites, search engines and online games, and gives step by step instructions on how to report cyberbullying, abuse and inappropriate content on these sites.
It also provides clear information for parents, educators and young people on how to adjust safety and privacy settings on websites as well as tips on how to stay safe when using any social media site.
Why Cyberbullying Should Not Be Disregarded
Cyberbullying is a serious matter which is why the Government has listened to young people and produced the new guide to staying safe online.
The Government's Cybersafety Plan involves a number of important initiatives including the Easy Guide to combat online risks to children. The Cybersmart website www.cybersmart.gov.au launched two years ago, has received well over a million visits and provides access to KidsHelpline for confidential online counselling.
Since its launch 12 months ago, the Help Button has been downloaded on more than 300,000 computers across Australia.
The Cybersafety Help Button can be downloaded at www.dbcde.gov.au/helpbutton.
The new Easy Guide website address is www.dbcde.gov.au/easyguide and it can also be accessed via the Cybersafety Help Button.
For further tips on cybersecurity and safety are available at www.staysmartonline.gov.au
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