Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, says internet safety is a top priority for her in 2018, having been a prominent voice against cyber-bullying.
The passionate MP today celebrated Safer Internet Day, joining the Australian Government’s eSafety Commissioner in launching the 2018 day.
“Improving internet safety is absolutely vital to our future as a nation.
“To see young people suffering at the hands of anonymous bullies online is just heart-breaking and it’s so important we give our kids, our families, and our schools the tools they need to manage their internet usage.
“It’s fair to say I have been shocked by some of the stories I’ve heard; vile statements being made by people who don’t have the guts to put their name to them.
“An unprecedented number of corporate organisations, community groups, sporting teams, athletes and public figures have signed up to support Safer Internet Day this year, and I encourage everyone in Capricornia to get involved, too.” Ms Landry said.
There are many ways you, and your organisation, can get involved with SID2018:
> Sign up your class for our free SID2018 Virtual Classroom
> Run internal staff events
> Include content on your website, newsletters or other platforms
> Use #SID2018 or #SaferInternetDay on social media
“Whether you’re an individual, school, small business, not-for-profit, sporting club, or large corporation, we want you to share how you or your community show respect online,” said Ms Landry
“Both the Prime Minister and I are signed up and I encourage you too as well.”