Bankwest and Telethon Kids Institute have announced a new partnership, bringing together two iconic Western Australian organisations to support parents in their cyber safety battle.
Bankwest’s three-year commitment shores up the research by Telethon Kids Institute into cyber safety and reinforces the financial institution’s 124-year commitment to the WA community.
The partnership will also involve Bankwest lending its extensive digital expertise to the development of an Australian-first App that will help parents keep their children cyber-safe.
The partnership was prompted by Bankwest research, which revealed high levels of concern among Australians for children’s online safety and confusion over where to seek help and advice.
The survey showed more than three quarters of respondents (78%) were concerned about children’s online safety, with the same number worried about online grooming or stalking.
Cyber bullying was also among the top concerns (77%), followed by the effects of screen time on children’s health (73%) and its negative effects on children’s social skills (70%).
Bankwest’s support for Telethon Kids Institute’s cyber safety research will be complemented by a WA-developed, nationally-available smart resource app, scheduled for release in mid-2020.
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