Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety program unveiled

Five YAG online discussions forums will be held in 2013 with school students

Senator Stephen Conroy.

Senator Stephen Conroy.

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety program for 2013 has been launched with the first online discussion forum taking place with primary school students in the Northern Territory, South Australia and West Australia tomorrow.

The YAG provides opportunities for primary and secondary students aged between eight and 17 to tell the federal government about the kinds of cyber safety issues they face.

Members discuss these issues in live, secure and moderated online discussion forums with other students, moderators and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

More YAG online discussions will be held with primary students from Victoria and Queensland from 23 April to 3 May and Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Tasmania primary school students from May 28 to 7 June.

The fifth forum will be run from 12 to 21 June with high school students from NSW, the ACT, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

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Representatives of the YAG will also meet in Melbourne at the Cybersafety Summit on 2 August 2013 to discuss cyber safety issues.

Teachers, principals and student welfare officers who want to register students in the YAG 2013 program can contact the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

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