Senator Stephen Conroy has today announced a group of young Australians to advise the Government on online issues such as cyber-bullying.
305 secondary school students nationally, aged from 11 to 17, will participate as members of the Youth Advisory Group through a secure website and at face-to-face meetings.
Senator Conroy today launched the group with students from Caroline Springs College in Melbourne’s western suburbs, one of 15 participating schools nationally.
Senator Conroy said, “Young people are at the leading edge of online experience and can provide valuable advice on emerging problems such as cyber-bullying, invasions of privacy and illegal content. The Youth Advisory Group is a unique opportunity for young people to contribute to policy development by advising the Government on cyber-safety concerns and solutions.”
“The Government is interested in fostering a safe online environment and helping develop responses to internet risks. A safe online environment helps develop digital confidence, increasing the opportunities for people to benefit from online services,” added Senator Conroy.