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Parents Urged to Heed Child Online Safety Following 69 Percent Increase in Cyberbullying Complaints

As the new school year begins, parents and guardians have been urged to stay alert for their kid’s online safety after youth-driven cyberbullying content escalated to “concerning levels.”
“I urge everyone to be mindful of online safety ahead of the return to school when we typically see reports of cyberbullying spike,” eSafety Commissioner Inman Grant said.
During the first year of the Online Safety Act, which gives eSafety the power to compel online platforms to remove serious cyberbullying material, investigators have looked into nearly 1,700 complaints and made over 500 takedown requests.
“We are seeing the tenor and tone of this youth-driven cyberbullying content escalating to concerning levels,” Grant said….

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