Program gives students skills for online

Empowering: Murray Bridge students recently learned about the Digital Thumbprint Program to help them to be responsible and safe online. Photo: Supplied.
Empowering: Murray Bridge students recently learned about the Digital Thumbprint Program to help them to be responsible and safe online. Photo: Supplied.

A program developed to give young people the skills to be responsible and safe online has been delivered to students in Murray Bridge.

More than 500 young people from Tyndale Christian School and Murray Bridge High School spent time taking part in the Digital Thumbprint Program, which was presented by Optus.

As part of the program students were empowered with simple and effective tools which they could use online.

Optus territory general manager South Australia, Rob Seymour, said the program allowed students to look at digital practices.

"With the current situation driving more online activity, conversations around necessary precautions such as creating strong passwords and enabling privacy settings on social media have become more important than ever," Mr Seymour said.

"The Digital Thumbprint Program ensures students are able to take home some valuable skills when it comes to cybersecurity, verifying credible information and what to keep in mind to create a positive digital footprint.

:With South Australia moving into the new normal, it's great to bring back the interactive approach of the program, educating students across Murray Bridge on key issues such as how to protect your identity and information online and building positive and respectful relationships online."

Empowering: Murray Bridge students recently learned about the Digital Thumbprint Program to help them to be responsible and safe online. Photo: Supplied.

Empowering: Murray Bridge students recently learned about the Digital Thumbprint Program to help them to be responsible and safe online. Photo: Supplied.

Since the program's launch in 2013, the free accredited program has educated over 300,000 primary and secondary students across Australia on how to be safer and smarter online.