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ACT libraries to trial anti-cyberbullying program

Libraries ACT is trialling a six-month pilot program to tackle cyberbullying and improve online safety for young people.

The eSafe spaces pilot program is offered through the federal government’s Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and will run in 10 ACT libraries in collaboration with the Australia Library and Information Association.

The program provides formal training for library staff to use the Office’s cyberbullying complaint handling process and assist young people who are dealing with cyberbullying.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury said the program ‘will help to promote libraries as a place for digital literacy information and advice’.

The program is likely to be rolled out to all public libraries in Australia following the pilot.

Read more about the program here.

 

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