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New Youth Advisory Group for cyber-safety

10 December, 2008
By Allison Orr

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has announced that it will bring together students from 15 schools across the country to participate in a Youth Advisory Group on Cyber Safety.

The group will communicate to the Government the cyber-safety risks faced by Australian children, how best to address these and how to communicate cyber-safety messages to other young Australians.

Says Broadband Minister Senator Conroy, "Young Australians are well immersed in the digital world. They understand the great potential of the internet and are perfectly positioned to guide the development of effective responses to cyber-safety risks.”

The Government has committed funding of $125.8 million over four years in the 2008-09 Budget for a cyber-safety plan and the Advisory Group is one of several initiatives under this plan, which also includes the controversial net-filtering scheme.

See the Minister's Media Release, including a list of participating schools: Youth Advisory Group to guide Government on cyber-safety

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