Keeping cyber-campus safe

The Commonwealth’s eSafety Commissioner creates a new on-line safety resource for universities and their students

With just about all 1.4m students learning on-line during the present pandemic it’s well timed to meet an immediate need. The agency reports a 200 per cent year on year increase in complaints of image-based abuse in March-April, just as study started.

The new Toolkit for Universities is a collaboration with Universities Australia and includes resources for staff and students, including dealing with cyber abuse and using videoconferencing. There is also a range of governance resources for university managers and academics on cyber-safe policies and practises.

The kit is released this morning,  here.