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PM backs 'digital licence' for school kids

PM backs 'digital licence' for school kids

Prime Minister Scott Morrison supports the idea of children having to complete a "digital licence" test, much like the pen licence tests they have to sit now.

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By AAP 29.01.2019 08:08 AM

Schoolchildren should have to sit for a national digital licence test, Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes.

Mr Morrison's support for the idea comes after child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg wrote to him pushing for national leadership on such a licence, to reduce online risks and tackle cyberbullying.

A digital licence has already been developed by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, which believes every child would benefit from it.

"I support this," the prime minister told Seven's Sunrise on Tuesday.

"A digital license is important, in the same way that your kids get a pen license at school.

"I think is a very smart idea. I think it's the sort of thing that parents are looking for, to have those tools, and we are working closely with them about how we can support it."

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