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AMES provides cyber safety sessions

22 November 20130 comments

Internet safetyAbout 20 youth students at AMES St Albans this week completed a ThinkUKnow cyber safety session.

ThinkUKnow is an internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers.

Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia.

AMES St Albans teacher Lil Fahey said the program was a great success.

“The session showed us the dangers on the internet. For instance photos on Instagram are there forever for everyone to see,” Lil said.

“There are privacy issues with Wifi in public places, things like Facebook privacy settings, identity scams, the security of passwords,” she said.

“These things are important especially to younger people from other cultures,” Lil said.