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Be deadly online



The Be deadly online program aimed to address the issues of cyberbullying, sexting and digital footprint among Indigenous Australian communities.

The aim of this program was to produce a series of Indigenous specific online resources which are available for viewing via a portal on the Australian Government Cybersmart website. The resources are presented in a series of short animations and posters, are based on the stories of Indigenous communities and how social media had affects their lives in positive and negative ways.

The portal includes information on:

The program was initiated in response to the concerns of Indigenous community elders about the impact of social media on their communities and families. Contributions were sought from a number of Indigenous communities around Australia including Yarrabah in Tropical North Queensland, regional Victoria and the Mid West Gasgoyne region in Western Australia.

Be deadly online is a part of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Cybersmart program.

Abstract adapted from Cybersmart


c/o Australian Communications and Media Authority
Purple Building, Benjamin Offices
Chan Street
Belconnen ACT 2617
Ph: 1800 880 176
Fax: (02) 6219 5353


Last updated: 8 April 2014
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