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Cybersafe with Roar in Tasmania!

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Students and teachers in Tasmania’s state schools are finally set to reap the benefits of the award-winning cyber-safety modules, created by Tasmanian software developers, which have been licensed to more than 10,000 schools in the UK. The modules called Us Online promote digital literacy by teaching kids (years 1 – 10) about the safe, responsible use of digital technologies including… Read more »
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High-Wire Act: cybersafety recommendations


High-Wire Act: Cyber-Safety and the Young, the block-buster report of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety, was tabled in parliament by Senator Dana Wortley on 20 June, after 13 months of hearings, and 153 submissions including one from… Read more »

Parents need help too!


Most parents are lacking confidence and feel they are not well informed when it comes to cyber safety, and talking with their children about online security risks. This was the key finding of a major Australian Government surveyRead more »

Roar recommendations to Cyber-Safety Inquiry

Roar recommendations to Cyber-Safety Inquiry

Here’s a summary of our recommendations to the Australian Government’s Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety.  Our full submission may be downloaded below. 1.  Cyber-safety education needs to be mandated, and supported in real ways.  In order to genuinely safeguard children… Read more »

Hackers, Fraudsters & Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime

Hackers, Fraudsters & Botnets

Roar’s submission to the Australian Government’s cyber crime inquiry proposed the development of a national system of certifiable skills standards. Roar also argued for broad-based digital literacy training to span cyber safety, e-security, and digital citizenship. Both points have been… Read more »

Do We have Safer Children in a Digital World?

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Us Online references the current cyber-safeguarding literature, and foremost draws on Safer Children in a Digital World: The Report of the Byron Review (2008), and arguments for empowering children and young people to keep themselves safe. This… Read more »

Cyber-Safety education: where does it fit?

In Australia cyber-safeguarding straddles the mega federal departments of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), and Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) and their tangle of national policy initiatives. Cyber-safety also gets pulled across the federal-state divide, with responsibility… Read more »