In hindsight, it almost seems so obvious that a child could have thought of it. To draft a cyber-safety policy for young Australians… why not involve (a) young Australian(s)?
Tom Wood, the 16-year-old schoolboy who initially gained attention when he managed to circumvent the Australian Government’s multi-million-dollar filtering software, has been helping one of Australia’s major federal political parties to draft their cyber-safety policy.
If your educational institution is implementing or revising its online or mobile phone policies, or you’d like to determine guidelines for your classroom, it’s not a bad idea to involve the students themselves in the process. It may very well generate better ownership in the resulting guidelines as well as insightful commentary that may help educators and policy makers to formalise more sensible and effective approaches that we ourselves could think of!