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Program Aims to Give Teachers Cyber Safety Knowledge

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June 11, 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a program designed to help pre-service teachers effectively teach students about staying safe online. The "Cybersafety Outreach--Professional Development for Educators" program aims to give teachers skills and knowledge on topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, safe social networking, e-security and identity protection, according to an ACMA press release. "There is a real need for a structured program for pre-service teachers to give them skills in addressing a range of cybersafety issues in their new schools and to better prepare them to face the challenges of education in a technology-rich world," said Chris Chapman, ACMA chairman.
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