13 Dec 2010
The internet is an essential tool for all Australians, including young people. It is a key part of our economic and social activities, and a huge resource of information, education and entertainment.
While the internet has created substantial benefits for young people, it has also exposed them to a number of dangers, including exposure to illegal and prohibited content.
On the 7th December 2010, the Australian Government Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy launched a 'cybersafety button' for parents and young people to download onto their computers.
The help button is a free application that is easily downloaded onto personal, school and library computers. It provides help and advice on cybersafety and online risks including cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.
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