Today (Tuesday 6 February) marks Safer Internet Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness and an understanding of how to make the online world safe for all users.
Safer Internet Day’s 2018 theme is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’ which is designed to encourage everyone to use technology safely.
Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, said it was important to think about ways to improve our online safety.
“As the rate of internet use continues to grow around the country, it’s important that we all strengthen the way we protect our information and privacy online,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“I urge everyone to play their part, whether you’re a parent or carer, a teacher, educator or social worker, or even a young person—it’s important to think about how you can make the internet a safer place by respecting the privacy of others.”
Mr Hartsuyker attended the eSafety Commissioner’s Safer Internet Day launch event at Parliament House.
“In striving for a safer internet culture, this really important initiative gives people an opportunity to reflect on improving theirs, and others, privacy online.
“It was great to join my Coalition colleagues to hear about how we can raise awareness about a whole host of privacy issues that impact all internet users.
“Take the pledge today and share in your own words how you will show respect online safety this Safer Internet Day. Share your pledge or story using the hashtags #SID2018 and #SaferInternetDay.”
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting Safer Internet Day locally. For more information on Safer Internet Day or for some internet safety resources, visit the eSafety Commissioner’s website on www.esafety.gov.au/saferinternetday.