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Catholic School Parents Australia supports improved online safety for children.

Catholic School Parents Australia supports improved online safety for children.

Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) welcomes the Australian government’s work in protecting Australian children
against cyberbulling and improving online safety.

The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 provides a range of measures to combat cyberbullying and making
it safer when they go online.

Our children use ICT in classrooms and at home every day. It is an important educational tool for children and they
must be protected from bullying and inappropriate materials’
Mr Tony O’Byrne, Chair of CSPA said today.
'Cyberbullying is very damaging and we congratulate the government on this initiative.'

‘Social Media service providers have a responsibility to work with the government and the new office of the Children’s
eSafety Commissioner to protect our children so they can learn and interact safely online’
Mr O’Byrne said.
With research showing that one in five children are victims of cyberbullying this is an important issue for families.
‘Parents will have an opportunity to take action against those who use online activity to cause harm to children.
Parents also need to take an active role in monitoring the online activities of their children at home’
Mr O’Byrne
commented today.

CSPA also asks the government to include parents in any online safety programmes so they are aware of the issues
and so they can better protect their children in the family home.

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To learn more about the Catholic School Parents Australia , visit the CSPA website.

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