Earlier in the year the ACT’s Minister for Children and Young People, Joy Burch, wrote to the Federales’ Stephen “Filter” Conroy asking that Australia roll out an internet panic button for children in the manner the UK has had from some time.
And today she’s announced that button has been launched at Telopea Park School today by Filter.
The Cybersafety Help Button is essentially an application that can sit either on the screen or can be minimised to sit on the taskbar. When clicked, the Help Button takes the user to a website that provides them with information and assistance to deal with cyberbullying, unwanted contact and offensive or illegal content.
“The internet and social network sites provide an excellent opportunity for young people to interact with each other, to discover new things and to tap into resources all over the world, but they need to be educated about the risks and dangers that the internet presents.”
You can get it from the DBCDE website.
Anyone think it’ll be any good?