Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Students from the Woolooware High School will today help the Australian Federal Police (AFP) launch a new cyber safety video as part of its school cyber safety program.

The idea for "If your phone could talk" was developed by students from Woolooware High School last year as part of NSW Police Sutherland PCYC's STR8TLK program. The STR8TLK program aims to help educate students and raise awareness of the safe and responsible use of mobile technology.

Students were involved in choosing an appropriate vehicle to promote the ethical use of technology to their peers, which resulted in the development of the video.

The "If your phone could talk" video aims to encourage young people to think about the ethical choices they make when using their mobile devices and how their choices can affect themselves and their peers.

The video will form part of future cyber safety presentations for young people which will be delivered by the AFP and its state and territory police force ThinkUKnow partners.

AFP Coordinator Strategic Initiatives Dr Jenny Cartwright said it is important that young people understand how to use their mobile phones safely and responsibly.

"The video being launched today attempts to encourage users to think about how they use their mobile phone and how it affects not only them, but the people around them," Dr Cartwright said.

"We are delighted to hear of the great work being done by the cyber safety ambassadors at the Woolooware High School and thank them for working with us to develop this video."

ThinkUKnow, together with its partners aim to educate both adults and young people about the risks online and how to create a safer online experience for young people.

For further information and resources, or to register your school for a presentation go to ThinkUKnow

To view the cyber safety video please visit the ThinkUKnow YouTube page.

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