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Our researchers are working to empower children to use technology more positively, to prevent problems and harms from arising.

They have developed the Cyber Savvy education program and Image Up app, which are being tested with 12-13 year old students. The Image Up app can post images to sites like Facebook and Instagram, but stores a photo for 10 seconds while humorous and education-based messages are delivered, encouraging the young person to reconsider sending explicit or illegal images.

Research is also being conducted into how young people make sense of their online communications, and some key factors that might influence what they see as hostile or not.

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