Cooloongup Primary School students taught cyber safety

Cooloongup Primary students Kina Ward, Lina Hoang, Lucas Munro and Elijah Ugle.
Cooloongup Primary students Kina Ward, Lina Hoang, Lucas Munro and Elijah Ugle.

COOLOONGUP Primary School students learnt the value of creating respectful online relationships and how to stay safe online last week.

Life Education WA delivered the program to the students, which also educates parents on how to keep their children safe online.

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Life Education WA chief executive Bernie Foley said online trolls and bullying were a real danger for children using social media.

“Cybersafety skills are especially important as a five-year study by UniSA, in partnership with Resilient Youth Australia, surveyed 180,700 and found that children as young as seven were using mobile phones in their bedrooms during the middle of the night,” he said.

“We need to be mindful of children’s online activities and parental support is vital to keep our children safe, along with a balance in allowing them to explore the internet for information.”

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“Our resources complement the Australian Government’s E-safety website, which parents and children should also familiarise themselves with.”

Life Education WA has signed a two-year partnership with Alcoa Australia so its programs can be delivered in Rockingham and Kwinana schools.

Visit Life Education for more information.