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Last updated 10:55 AM on 15 September 2011

A new cyber-safety website provides parents and teachers with easy-to-understand information about how to create safe online environments for children.

The ThinkUKnow website helps parents and teachers to understand new technologies and the safety risks that the online environment can present to children and young people.

The website provides interactive training and information on key topics, including

  • the digital channels kids commonly use
  • how to stay in control of your child's cyber activity
  • how to report inappropriate content
  • advice on cyberbullying.

The website also offers a number of free resources which can be downloaded from the site, including fact sheets, posters and videos.

Federal minister for home affairs Brendon O'Connor, who launched the ThinkUKnow program, says the internet is a wonderful place that can open new social and educational horizons but that it must be treated with caution.

"There are people who use the internet and mobile technologies to commit crimes and harm others - including young people. Parents, carers and teachers need to realise that and be part of the solution."

Visit the ThinkUKnow website for more information.