Given the fact that almost 90% of Australians use the internet and more than three-quarters of Australians use it more than once per day, Telstra have commissioned a report to explore the unique behaviours that face children, young people, adults, seniors and parents in their online engagements.
The reports is titled; Addressing the Cyber Safety Challenge – from risk to resilience and was published in July 2014. Some of the key findings include:
- The most effective way to be cyber safe is to be digitally literate
- Many parents feel under-equpped to address the numerous and often complex safety issues their children might face online
- While young people do not readily distinguish between ‘online’ and ‘offline’ activities, they often hold a lot of expert knowledge about new technologies
- We learn best by doing rather than being told.
Take a look as there are some great cyber safety strategies to address each age group.