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Media Release: Help your children become ‘cyber-smart’

By February 3, 2010February 12th, 2010No Comments

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 cybersafety@acma.gov.au or visiting www.cybersmart.gov.au.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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