Helping Aussie kids' online safety

Threats to children online are always evolving and global cyber security company Palo Alto Networks its doing its bit to help tackle the problem.
Feb 4, 2021
Cyber safety
Keeping kids safe online

Palo Alto Networks' new Australian 'Cyber Safe Kids' programme, is an initiative to provide Australian children with the education and hands-on experience they need to navigate the cyber environment safely.

Australian children face cyberbullying, identity theft, privacy breaches and exposure to illicit or unreliable content. Managing their online pathways and ensuring children are educated about online etiquette is paramount.

The Cyber Safe Kids programme kicks off in Adelaide this February and Simon Green, President, Japan and Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks said, "Cyber Safe Kids forms part of our ongoing commitment to protect our increasingly connected world from online threats that place us at risk."

The Cyber Safe Kids programme consists of the Palo Alto Networks Cyber Activities in Cyber security Education for Students (A.C.E.S.) programme, giving students from ages 5 to 15 the skills to protect their digital future and become good digital citizens.

Cyber A.C.E.S. is part of an effort to drive social impact through cyber security education, employee engagement, community partnerships, alignment with academic curriculum, and diversifying the future talent pipeline.

Working in partnership with volunteering organisation Girl Guides NSW, ACT, and NT, Palo Alto Networks has already been operating the Cyber A.C.E.S. programme in Australia.

They have hosted training with cyber security experts to empower Girl Guides’ members with the skills needed to stay safe online and encourage young girls to consider the broader industry amidst a skills shortage in Australia.

Palo Alto Networks is encouraging parents, guardians and educators to learn more about staying safe online. These educational opportunities promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, and ensure that the information is being passed on to where it is most crucial.

The program kicks off at the Cyber Safe Kids Zone at Gawler Place in Rundle Mall. Attendees will meet cyber heroes and check out the free Cyber Safe Kids kit between Wednesday, 3 February and Saturday, 13 February 2021. Find out more at