October 28 has been set aside as a Day for Daniel. It is a day when many organisations and schools will focus on activities that keep kids safe online and there will be a day of National cybersafety activities.

Now in its 6th year, Day for Daniel continues to grow on a National scale and is recognised as Australia’s largest participation event of its type.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic abduction and suspected
murder of their 13 year old son Daniel in December 2003.

To promote the Foundation’s aims of making the world a safer place for our children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel is held, involving schools and local communities. In 2011 up to 500,000 school aged children are expected to participate on a local level.

In support of this event the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be coordinating a day of online cybersafety interactive shared learning activities for schools across Australia.

We would encourage upper primary school classes to participate in these free activities by registering at [email protected] or phone 1300 669 024.

Cybersmart Detectives addresses issues of grooming, cyberbullying and protecting personal information. Very real scenarios of online situations are presented to students who must then navigate their way through with the aid of moderators discussing ways they can keep safe online.

Cybersmart Detectives encourages students to learn about cybersafety in the safety of their school-based environments. Federal police and police
from other states and territories will be participating as guides on the day to assist students.

Numbers participating in this event will be limited so please contact us soon to book your school’s preferred timeslot.

For more information about the activity, please visit www.cybersmart.gov.au.

Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha.
Source: ACMA. Day for Daniel.