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Kids Helpline backs Safer Internet Day

Posted on 9 February 2016
Kids Helpline backs Safer Internet Day

As part of its work to combat cyberbullying, Kids Helpline has teamed up with the Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner to promote Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 9 February).

The annual event is aimed at raising public awareness around cybersafety and to provide teachers, parents and children with up to date information and resources on how to tackle the problem.

The Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner also has a complaints system in place to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying.

Children and young people aged 5-25 who report cyberbullying to the eSafety Commissioner can link directly to Kids Helpline from the Office's website.

From there, they can access counselling support via phone, email and the web.

Kids Helpline's website also offers a wide range of resources on online safety.

The Optus Kids Helpline@School program has received a significant increase in demand this year.

This free early intervention and prevention program connects primary school classrooms with a Kids Helpline counsellor via video link where students can discuss important issues like cyberbullying, peer pressure and family relationships.

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