eSafety commissioner urges parents to be alert to online dangers

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
February 8 2021 - 2:00pm
eSafety commissioner Julie Inman Grant says "parents are the front line of defence" online. Picture: Shutterstock

Four in 10 Australian teenagers have had negative online experiences including cyberbullying, harassment and unwanted contact from a stranger, and most of it is happening with parents nearby.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au