• John-Paul Janke with his four sons. (Supplied )Source: Supplied
The internet has exposed many Indigenous children to online behaviour with personal, emotional and, in some cases, legal consequences.
By
Brooke Fryer

Source:
NITV News
25 Mar 2019 - 3:10 PM  UPDATED 25 Mar 2019 - 3:15 PM

A new campaign has been launched to help protect Indigenous children from severe online harassment and unwanted contacted from strangers.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner wants parents, carers and teachers to “keep our mob safe online” and offers a range of resources on its website.

John-Paul Janke, co-host of The Point, features in the campaign as a case study along with his four sons.

“We need to be aware of that our kids face several online issues today world and while being online brings great benefits, it also allows our kids to interact with others, including people they may not know, which presents a potential risk of unwanted contact," Mr Jankee told NITV News.

"As parents, we support, manage and coordinate all other aspects of our kids’ lives, their online lives should be no different. We need to chat about protecting our information, cyberbullying, offensive content or unwanted contact."