Safer Internet Day 2010 is almost upon us and it’s set to highlight the need to be safe and responsible when using online technologies.
Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Alex Makin, encouraged the community to learn more about safer surfing during Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9 February.
“The day aims to help children, parents and library staff to manage online risks so the online experience of children is safe and positive,” Cr Makin said.
“Safer Internet Day 2010 is an international event supported by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) under its Cybersmart national cybersafety education program,” Cr Makin said.
“The theme for 2010 is Think before you post. This theme is an important message for children and all people in our community – both for their internet and their mobile phone use,” Cr Makin said.
“Taking the simple step to stop and think about the consequences before sending or posting information may help to reduce negative experiences online,” Cr Makin said.
“What you send or post is placed in the public domain so it pays to be careful of what you put out there,” Cr Makin said.
A range of information on safe and responsible use of online technology is available by phoning the Cybersafety Contact Centre on 1800 880 176, emailing email@example.com or visiting www.cybersmart.gov.au.