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Think U Know Cyber Safety Program for schools launches in New South Wales

Australian Federal Police, Microsoft and ninemsn taking part in an official launch of the school-based cyber safety program called “ThinkUKnow”in New South Wales. “Aimed at assisting families ensure they’re better prepared to protect children from online sex offenders, cyber bullies and scammers. Launch, is being held at Holy Innocents’ Primary School in Croydon, outside of Sydney, highlights the significance of this program. School was involved in successful pilot of Think U Know program last year and as a result, has requested an additional training session which will occur in May 2010. During pilot period, more than 2,100 parents, carers and teachers were educated on how to keep young people safe online. Credentials of ThinkUKnow have been supported by a 2009 evaluation of the pilot, which identified strong support for program and empowering knowledge it provides. This includes how to report online sexual exploitation, inappropriate content, cyber bullying, spam, scams and advice on other safety and security issues. ThinkUKnow program originated in the UK and was founded by Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre,” posted Microsoft.

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