Language document

Date

25 Jun 2010

Type of document

Reports

Theme

Country

Keyword

Sextortion
Risk behaviour by children on the internet
Social Media

Report: Inquiry Into Cyber Safety

Date

25 Jun 2010

Overview/abstract:

'This submission responds to four of the seven Terms of Reference for the Inquiry Into Cyber-Safety by the Australian Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety. In preparing this submission, an analysis of cyberbullying concerns among children and young people has been undertaken. An extensive review of the literature related to ‘sexting’ and online help-seeking behaviour was also conducted in order to provide information on these two emerging online phenomena involving young people. Furthermore, the potential for existing and future partnerships between various stakeholders was investigated. Based on the data, BoysTown has developed seven key recommendations for the Committee’s consideration which we believe will significantly improve the current responses and support being afforded to children and young people in relation to cyber-safety and other online concerns.'