Today Commonwealth Bank will join Federal and State police, and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, to embark on Tour de Tassie – a two week educational tour of Tasmania, delivering ThinkUKnow cyber safety sessions, and creating awareness for child safety in the community.
Commonwealth Bank is committed to supporting our community through education. In 2015, the bank joined ThinkUKnow Australia - a partnership between law enforcement and industry, which aims to promote the safe and ethical use of technology. The program delivers online safety presentations to teachers and families, covering topics like grooming, sexting, privacy, inappropriate online behaviours, identity theft, fraud and general online safety.
Over the next two weeks, the Tour de Tassie roadshow will visit more than 20 schools, and reach thousands of school children, their parents, carers and teachers. It aims to educate students about being safe in their communities and encourages adults to have open conversations with children about personal safety.
During the tour, there will be three ThinkUKnow super sessions held in Hobart, Devenport and Launceston, delivered by the police and trained volunteers from the Commonwealth Bank’s Tasmanian branches.
Commonwealth Bank State Manager for Tasmania Marco Artini said “With a large branch network across Tasmania, and over 30 Commonwealth Bank employees from the region trained by the AFP to deliver ThinkUKnow sessions, we are proud to be supporting parents and families in our local community.
The tour harnesses the unique partnerships between law enforcement, industry and non-government organisations.
AFP Deputy Commissioner Operations Leanne Close said crime prevention was key. “Everyone has a role to play in improving child safety and preventing harm in their communities”
‘We are urging parents, carers and teachers to register to go along to the ‘ThinkUKnow’ super sessions to get up-to-date on their children and teenager’s online activity.”
Mr. Artini is looking forward to seeing the ThinkUKnow volunteer network grow within the Commonwealth Bank, with the potential to reach more families across the country.
“With over 50,000 staff and a large national branch network, there’s great potential to support the expansion of what is a wonderful program”
To find out more about ThinkUKnow, visit: https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/