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Government will review cyber safety policies

27 February, 2009
By Allison Orr

Last week the Government announced a major review of Australian and international research on cyber-safety will be undertaken.  This is part of the Rudd Government’s $125.8 million cyber-safety plan which, along with funding for research, education and information measures, includes the contentious ISP-level filtering plan.

The review will be undertaken by Professor Donna Cross at Edith Cowan University and will review current research in areas such as cyber-bullying and online predators, and what measures can be used by children, parents and teachers to help reduce these risks.

Senator Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has said the research will help developing a sound understanding of the risks facing children in the online environment and is part of an evidence-based approach to developing cyber-safety policies.

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