[LINK] RFI: Joint Select Ctee on Cybersafety

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Mar 14 09:09:22 AEDT 2011

Roger Clarke wrote:
> [At least TomW, Karl Auer and Robin Whittle will have a giggle over 
> this.  ...

Yes, I recall when appearing before a Senate committee being asked by
Senator Harradine: "What is your definition of Pornography?". The
correct answer is of course: "I am not an expert in pornography" (ie:
you are the one with the obsession, not me).

> ...  pressure-points worth considering

One I used last time was to suggest we needed a government funded body 
to work on cyber safety and Tasmania (ie: a marginal electorate) would 
be a good location for it.

No doubt the NBN will provide lots of marginal electorate locations
where such funding can be spread to. ;-)

More seriously, you could suggest that Australian educators could be
funded to produce course content for students on e-literacy to help
cybersaftey. Not glib little marketing videos, but actual course content
with learning outcomes and assessment. This could be provided free
online for use in schools, TAFEs and by the general public.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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