Australia’s Labor party proposes digital licence for children

To keep children safe online, a plan by the Labor party in Australia proposes to encourage children to earn a digital licence under the eSmart Digital Licence program. If elected, Labor proposes to roll it out nationally in schools for students aged 10 to 14  and also a version for children aged five to nine. Labor has promised to fund  $6 million if elected to roll the initiative out nationally over a period of three years  targeting secondary school students aged 12 to 16. 

This program is currently delivered by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, for schools which can afford it or have philanthropic support.