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Disney, Australian Federal Police develop online safety program for primary school students

Disney and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) today launched their Online Safety, It Starts With You! program to coincide with Privacy Awareness Week.

“Children today have almost unlimited access to the online world both at school and at home, particularly with the increasing use of new technologies in classrooms,” AFP Acting National Manager High Tech Crime Operations, David McLean, said.

“It is therefore crucial we educate them about the dangers which exist online, and help to raise awareness of issues such as cyber bullying, privacy and talking to people they don’t know.

“By working alongside Disney, we’re able to deliver cyber safety messages in a fun and engaging way at an early age, and equip children with the skills they need to stay safe online now and into the future.”

The program is targeted at Year 1-6 students and can be downloaded via iTunes U.

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