McAfee & Life Education
Every day, McAfee people work to protect people, businesses and governments from skyrocketing malware and increasingly sophisticated global cyber criminals.
On June 27, 2012, McAfee announced a partnership with Life Education Australia, the largest non-government provider of health education to children and young people, which will see Australian students educated on how to stay safe online and develop positive online communication skills. McAfee will partner with Life Education Australia to expand its national health and wellbeing program to include cyber safety content from the beginning of the 2013 school year.
The national cyber education program will take the form of a new Life Education Social Skills and Cyber Safety module for middle primary students. Life Education will utilise McAfee's expertise and experience in the security industry in creating cyber safety content for upper primary students which will include strategies to deal with unsafe online situations.
McAfee and Life Education Australia have both identified a need for greater awareness-raising and cyber safety education aimed at young Australians. Life Education Australia's mission is to empower children to make safe and healthy decisions, a vision which matches well with McAfee's initiatives to fight cybercrime and help Australians stay safe and protected online.
The cyber security element of the program will align with the State, Territory and future National Curriculum covering communication, relationships, decision-making and safety. It will provide knowledge, skills and strategies to empower children to use technology safely, build positive relationships and contribute to the safety of others online.
The program will be officially launched and rolled out to schools across Australia from February 2013.
To book a Cyber Education program presentation for your school community or to find out more information, contact Life Education.