Newstead College students’ eyes were opened to the ramifications of cyber harassment on Tuesday.
Launceston-based Legal Aid lawyer Kate Mills spoke to year 11 and 12s about cybersafety and cybercrime.
“There are so many actions that happen online that can actually be crimes, or have legal consequences,” Ms Mills said.
She gave examples of cases in Tasmania where legislation led to people being charged for cybercrime in the presentation.
Legal Aid facilitates presentations through its Community Legal Education Program.
Students also received anti-bullying wristbands and could access information booths and learn about how to respond to bullying.
Student Leadership Council representative Alexander Wood said the presentation was “really interesting” and particularly relevant to the students’ age group. The college’s initiatives were in honour of the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence which occurred last Friday and the college is a registered school with.