On this Safer Internet Day, Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington has urged Queensland parents and carers to take action to educate and protect their kids from the dangers of the internet.
"Like so many parents I struggle to comprehend the complicated world our kids have to live in these days, but we must step up to ensure they’re protected from harm.
"The internet is a fabulous resource but it also presents very real dangers that must be managed.
"The terrible loss of Amy "Dolly" Everett last month touched people from across the nation and cemented in my mind the need to do all we can to stamp out cyber bullying.
"We can’t allow another young person to feel they have no options but to take their own life due to relentless bullying from people they know.
"But the dangers don’t stop there – the internet also allows strangers to enter into our own homes to prey upon our kids and we must constantly reinforce to them how to be ‘cyber safe.’
"That’s why this Safer Internet Day, as a mum of three teenage daughters, I decided to have a fresh conversation with my daughters.*
"I again let them know they can come to me for help if anything is inappropriate, upsetting or dangerous.
"This Safer Internet Day I am encouraging all parents to have a conversation with their kids."
*Click here to view Ms Frecklington’s Safer Internet Day video https://www.dropbox.com/s/nd60rm2gk00ad0g/20180131%20-%20Cyber%20Bullying.mp4?dl=0