Australia’s e-safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for all students to be taught about cyber safety at school after the latest data showed one-in-five young people are victims of online bullying.

One-in-four complaints to the e-safety office involve direct threats of violence or harm targeting a child, she said, adding that four per cent of the most serious cases have been referred to police.

“The minute we hand over a device is when we need to start talking to our kids abut respect, responsibility, but also let them know they can come to us if something goes wrong,” she told ABC radio on Wednesday.

“I believe online safety starts in the home and parents are the front line of defence.”

– EducationHQ News Team

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