Cybersafety Help Button

The Australian Government’s cybersafety help button is a free application that is easily downloaded onto personal, school and library computers. It provides help and advice on a range of online risks including cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.

 

The help button provides internet users, particularly children and young people, with easy online access to cybersafety information and assistance available in Australia.

 

Senator Stephen Conroy, who launched the service, says: "The Button offers a direct link to Kids Helpline, so if children are worried by cyberbullying or any other upsetting issue, they can phone or chat online to a professional counsellor.  Young people can also report cyber safety issues directly to participating social networking and online game websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Moshi Monsters.  They can also report scams, offensive websites and improper contact."

 

Link: Help Button

 

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