11 April 2011

New initiative to empower youths online

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor has announced the next step in the successful ThinkUKnow program, launching a new youth section of the ThinkUKnow website and a Facebook and Twitter account to help empower and protect young Australians in the online environment.

Mr O’Connor officially launched the youth section of the ThinkUKnow Australia website at Croydon Secondary College in Melbourne as part of National Youth Week events, of which the AFP is an official sponsor.

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Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor speaks to a Croydon Secondary College student about the new youth section of the ThinkUKnow website.

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