Monday, June 30th, 2014
Cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming and social media reputation management were all on the agenda for cyber-safety presentations delivered in Broome today.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) Manager Perth Office Brad Shallies travelled to Broome with a Federal Agent from the Serious and Organised Crime unit to talk to students from two local high schools about the importance of being safe and respectful online.

Students engaged in open and honest discussion about respecting culture in the digital world and were encouraged to “think before you post”.

Commander Shallies said it is important for students to understand the importance of being safe and respectful online.

“It was a great opportunity to get students from a fairly remote community thinking about the issues and dangers that can potentially be faced online,” he said.

“We encouraged all students to maintain a positive reputation online and discussed what it means to have a ‘digital footprint’.”

The presentations were delivered as part of early celebrations for NAIDOC week.

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Cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming, social media, reputation management


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