Commonwealth Bank joins ThinkUKnow cyber safety program to keep children safe

As a proud founding ThinkUKnow partner, Microsoft is delighted to welcome the Commonwealth Bank to the ThinkUKnow program. The Commonwealth Bank Group has signed onto the ThinkUKnow cyber safety program to help keep Australian children safe online.Ninety-five per cent of children use the internet regularly, with eight-year-olds online daily, and for 41 per cent of…


Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation.  The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating a safer online experience for our youth and children. Since the pilot…


Safer Internet Day - Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Services, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to ThinkUKnow

Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to the ThinkUKnow program. The partnership will help deliver more training to more parents on this extremely important topic, resulting in a safer online environment for children. We are proud to be a part of the program supporting Safer Internet Day. JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: AFP…


Microsoft & AFP online safety program, ThinkUKnow, receives the NAPCAN Outstanding Prevention Initiative Award

Today, during National Child Protection Week (NCPW), ThinkUKnow was awarded ‘Outstanding Prevention Initiative’ by the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, at the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) ‘Play Your Part’ Awards Breakfast.   Microsoft is proud of this important partnership with the Australian Federal Police, which is also supported by…


Parents across regional Queensland connect to ThinkUKnow

The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) together with ThinkUKnow, an initiative of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft, and supported by ninemsn and Datacom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver cyber-safety training to parents across Queensland. The partnership was announced today, marking the first day of National Cyber Security Awareness…


Microsoft welcomes Social Networking Protocol

Microsoft today welcomed the Cooperative Arrangement for Complaints Handling announced by the Prime Minister which calls on major technology companies to work co-operatively with Government, law enforcement agencies and the community to help address the issue of online bullying. “Technology and social media offer amazing opportunities to connect, share and communicate, but it also brings…


A little known feature making a big difference

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight one of the lesser known features in your browser that is making a big difference to the safety of Australian consumers online.  It’s called SmartScreen Application Reputation and it’s a free feature switched on by default in Internet Explorer 9. Social-engineering attacks, like…


Tips for Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day around the world, an initiative that has focused attention on the possibilities of the internet as well as it’s dangers over the past years. This year the theme of the day is around the connection that the internet can make across generations as both young and old can use technology to…


Classrooms across regional NSW connected to cyber safety program ThinkUKnow

The Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O’Connor, connected Stanmore Public School and Queanbeyan High School to the successful ThinkUKnow program using the NSW Department of Education’s ‘Connected Classroom’ technology. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week last week, Mr O’Connor visited Sydney’s Stanmore Public School to highlight the use of the ‘Connected…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011

Next week marks the start of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Week. Microsoft is proud to be involved in nationwide events supporting the Department of Broadband Communications and Digital Economy’s initiative, Stay Smart Online.  As in previous years, National Cyber Security Awareness Week is run in conjunction with State and Territory governments, industry partners…

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