Created by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in 2015, the Digital Licence was developed by a team of cyber safety experts, technologists and teachers to keep children safe online.
The Digital Licence is a certification program providing online safety for kids, educating them on what to do if they are exposed to unwanted, inappropriate and offensive content; encounter cyber bullying; or consequences of putting their privacy at risk when interacting in an online environment.
The Digital Licence has been designed for use in environments where children learn and play, to support and celebrate digital inclusion and online knowledge for the whole community – at home, at school, and at the library.
On 28 April 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed.
Two small children, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. This terrible act of violence empowered Alannah and Madeline's father, Walter Mikac, Phil West and a small group of volunteers, including Gaye and John Fidler who survived Port Arthur, to set up the Foundation, a national charity with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to any form of violence. It was launched on 30 April 1997 by the Prime Minister of Australia.
Since that day the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has become one of Australia’s most respected children’s charities, continuing to protect children from violence and its devastating impact.
We care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks; and, advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.
Find out more about the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.