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Students helping trial fun cybersmart resource

ACMA media release 78/2011 – 12 August 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is working with students from Years 6 and 7 at schools across NSW to trial an exciting new cybersafety activity for schools - Cybersmart Networking.

Cybersmart Networking aims to address the issues confronting young people on social networking sites. It is the latest in a series of the ACMA's Interactive Shared Learning programs provided by the ACMA that tackle online stranger danger, protecting personal information and cyberbullying.

'Young people can spend up to 15 hours a week online, and social networking sites are particularly popular,' said Graham Rodrick, Senior Advisor of the ACMA's CyberSafety Programs. 'It's critical that students are taught from an early age that what they post online can have implications for them, now and into their future.

'Comments from the students on Cybersmart Networking so far include: "epic," "fun," "legendary" and "informative." Mr Rodrick added.

Cybersmart Networking launches nationally in November, free to all schools Australia-wide.

More information about the Interactive Shared Learning suite of resources can be found at

The next Cybersmart Networking pilot sessions will be conducted at:

Date: Friday 12 August 2011
Time: 12.20 - 1.20pm
Venue: Umina Public School Sydney Ave Umina Beach

Date: Monday 15 August 2011
Time: 9.00 - 10.00am
Venue: Bishop Druitt College 111 North Boambee Rd Coffs Harbour

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Gretchen Martins on (03) 9963 6801 or

Last updated: 15 March 2017