Facebook event for Safer Internet Day

Safety in the age of disappearing media

On Tuesday 7th February, Facebook and Instagram will present a #girltakeover safety workshop across Australia and New Zealand, with the children’s charity ‘Plan International Australia’, the anti-bullying group ‘Sticks ‘n Stones’ and the New Zealand safety organisation ‘NetSafe’.

The focus of the session will be on Safety in the age of disappearing media.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) is seeking 40 female secondary students to participate in this half day session, as well as a teacher for each pair of students. This session will be held at Facebook & Instagram’s Melbourne office on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 7th February, 2017 .

Nominate your students here 

So what is the day about?

Increasingly across social platforms — whether it’s SnapChat or new product features on Facebook and Instagram — there is the option to share content that disappears. This may give rise to a false sense of security and safety. Many existing safety education campaigns are focused on the safety strategy, tools and tips in relation to permanent media.

Students will be required to consider the issues and possible messages and policy changes that would be required to support all students to be safe and responsible users in such online spaces.

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