Senior Advisor, Cybersafety
As a member of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Knowledge and Innovation team, Jeremy’s work focuses on issues surrounding social media, online behaviour, cybersafety resources and ensuring youth perspectives are considered in industry initiatives. Jeremy has written about, presented and facilitated discussions on these topics across Australia and internationally.
Regularly working with industry, Jeremy was an ambassador for the Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) in 2013 and 2014, running expert panels and introducing youth issues to the event for the first time. He also convened sessions at the Global IGFs in Bali and Istanbul and represented The Alannah and Madeline Foundation on the Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety.
Jeremy has a background in youth advocacy and education – particularly in relation to literacy, digital literacy and citizenship.
His recent projects at the Foundation have included authoring a chapter on cybersafety for the Positive Schools publication: ‘Better Than OK’; and doing regular media interviews and presentations. Jeremy also designed the framework and content for the eSmart Digital Licence – an interactive cybersafety resource for teachers, parents and children.
Jeremy’s philosophy when designing the content for the Digital Licence centered on balancing the acknowledgment of young people’s technological adroitness against their lack of critical (digital) literacy.
For all media queries and interview requests relating to The eSmart Digital Licence, please contact Adrian Bernecich from The Alannah and Madeline Foundation on 03 9697 0683 or 0416 045 701 or via email.