Australian Government grants take online safety message to millions

A cyberbullying support bot and 3D cyber ninjas teaching self-defence in the metaverse are among the latest projects funded under the Australian Government’s $9 million Online Safety Grants Program.

The eSafety Commissioner has awarded nine grants totalling $2.25 million to universities and non-government organisations in the third round of the grants program, bringing the total number of projects funded to 32.

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said successful applicants demonstrated an ability to dream big when it came to engaging and empowering children and young people.

"We need to keep developing fresh ways to reach and educate Australians if we’re to keep pace with technology, especially as we hurtle towards the metaverse and Web 3.0," Ms Inman Grant said.

More details are available from the Minister for Communications media release

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