The ThinkUKNow program aims at educating parents and carers of children around Australia on how to stay safe online, encouraging open lines of communication between adults and children so that activity on the Internet is carried out in a safe and responsible manner.

The AFP’s Coordinator Strategic Initiatives, High Tech Crime Operations, Dr Jenny Cartwright accepted the award on behalf of the ThinkUKnow team.

Dr Cartwright said the award was testament to the continued success of the ThinkUKnow program.

“I am pleased to accept this Award on behalf of our ThinkUKnow partners. This Award is in recognition of the time and effort of the volunteers and it is important to acknowledge that ThinkUKnow could not be possible without the volunteers delivering the presentations”, Dr Cartwright said.

Datacom has supported the pro-technology ThinkUKnow program since early 2011 by providing a variety of IT services, from general contact centre operations through to the development of online booking tools and the delivery of information packs. In addition, Datacom staff across all parts of the Australian business volunteer to help deliver internet safety demonstrations to schools.

Jonathan Ladd, Datacom CEO, said, “ Datacom sees the ThinkUKnow program as an important initiative in educating young people to make the most of what the internet and mobile technologies have to offer in a safe and secure manner. We are proud to be associated with this joint initiative and delighted that it has been recognised with this well-deserved award by NAPCAN.”

Since the program started over 750 presentations have been delivered to over 26,000 parents, teachers and carers helping keep children safe online.