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The Youth Advisory Group on Cyber Safety (YAG) is a group of young Australians aged 8 to 17 who provide advice directly to government on online safety issues from a young person's perspective. YAG advice has resulted in the development and refinement of online safety resources and initiatives to help keep all Australians safer in the online world. Responsibility for the YAG program transferred from the Department of Communications to the Children's eSafety Commissioner on 1 July 2015. The first YAG consultation was launched in 2009 with 304 secondary school students representing 15 schools from across Australia. In 2013, 2612 students from 289 schools Australia-wide participated in the YAG. All Australian primary and secondary schools are eligible to nominate for the YAG program.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    2 July 2009

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