Enhancing online safety for children

A response to the public consultation on key election commitments.


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March 2014

The community as a whole is grappling with the issues related to the safety of children and young people online, not least within the context of stories related to very serious outcomes of cyberbullying, such as suicidal behaviours. A developmental approach to these issues is critical. Children and young people are growing up in an environment that seamlessly integrates the offline and online worlds. Parents and other adults may fail to bring a comprehensive understanding of growing up in this dual environment due to the extremely rapid changes in technology over the past few years.