ACMA outs teacher online security course

Summary:The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a national online training program today to help teachers learn how to protect students online.

in brief The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released a national online training program today to help teachers learn how to protect students online.

The program covers online security, "managing your digital reputation" and advice on sexting, cyberbullying and excessive internet use.

"Through the online world, young people have access to an extraordinary amount of information and images, yet many do not have the guidance and direction required to satisfactorily and responsibly manage their online experiences," ACMA chairman, Chris Chapman, said in a statement.

The program will complement ACMA's existing Cybersmart programs, and is available for Australian teachers online.

Topics: Security, Social Enterprise

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