The summits creates a forum where students, parents and teachers can talk about cybersafety issues with industry professionals from the government’s Consultative Working Group on Cybersafety, which includes representatives from Facebook, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, opened the summit which involves 150 participants. The summit provides Conroy and members from Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG) to discuss cybersafety issues in person, following an online discussion last week.
“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.”
A Cybersafety Summit for primary students aged 8-12 is slated for later this year.
There are a number of givernemnt websites with information on how to keep your wits about you online. There’s the Easy Guide to Socialising Online at and the ACMA’s Cybersmart website.