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Independent non-partisan organisation Reset Australia says Facebook has profiled young users and teenagers with sensitive advertising content such as smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss. The organisation calls for measures to regulate these ads.

Published in Apps

Reset Australia is demanding greater data protections for teenagers after it uncovered a Facebook loophole that allows teenagers to be profiled and targeted with advertising based on a range of age inappropriate interests, such as alcohol, smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss.

Published in Home Tech

With the school holidays now over, and back to school now the new reality, at least in Australia where the COVID-19 threat is almost non-existent, a whole stack of kids will be getting their first smartphone - but what should you know before you give them one?

Published in Home Tech

With the ACMA's December 2020 study showing 46% of Australian children age 6 to 13 already using mobile phones, its clear that parents are buying them for their children, with sister companies Alcatel and TCL promoting a model each for this age group.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Optus has teamed with immersive technology app provider Bookful to let children experience reading books using augmented reality (AR).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In light of ACMA's report showing that 46% of Australian children aged between 6 and 13 now use a phone, up from 41% in 2015, AMTA's five key suggestions for parents to consider when buying kids their first phones is definitely a good call.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 11 December 2020 13:00

Growing mobile phone use by Australian children

New research has found that almost half (46%) of Australian children aged between 6 to 13 years use a mobile phone—up from 41% in 2015 - with the trend continuing to grow.

Published in Mobility

It’s not just fun and games for kids this Christmas, as more 56% of Aussie parentsare expected to buy their children toys they secretly want to play with, according to new research from eBay, with 62% of Dads the main culprit.

Published in Home Tech

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is set to launch new 2020 guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP), re-designed from the ground up to reflect what the ITU says are the significant shifts in the digital landscape in which children find themselves, such as the Internet of Things, connected toys, online gaming, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Published in Security
Monday, 01 June 2020 10:00

ESET launches Safer Kids Online website

Global IT security vendor ESET has launched Safer Kids Online as a resource site dedicated to building a safer online environment for children.

Published in Security

Almost half of Australian parents (45%) do not have existing measures in place to protect their children online, according to a new research report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has called for an NBN rebate — and free NBN broadband access for a period of at least 12 months — to help connect families and children with no Internet at home, ensuring access to broadband for children it says are potentially missing out on the benefits of connectivity.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s consumer watchdog the ACCC has proposed new mandatory standards on button battery safety as it focuses efforts to ensure consumers are not exposed to potentially unsafe products.

Published in Market

Ninety per cent of parents consider Australia’s education system to be “poor” or having “room for improvement”, with more than one in three admitting they feel ill-equipped to support their child’s learning in the next decade, according to new research.

Published in Education

Reform plans designed to strengthen the online safety of Australians are under consideration by the Federal Government, with the Government commencing public consultation on a proposed new Online Safety Act.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:40

Change the Course of a Child’s Life this Xmas

SPONSORED NEWS (Sponsored by iTWire): As Australians start to think about the gifts they will share over the festive season, children’s education charity The Smith Family urges them to also consider stepping up to help change the course of a child’s life, by supporting their education to break the cycle of poverty.

Published in Not For Profit
Thursday, 21 November 2019 12:02

Aussie kids big owners, users of mobile phones

Nearly half of Australian kids aged 6-13 years of age own or use a mobile phone, according to new research.

Published in Mobility

In an address to the National Press Club in Australia, Deaf Australia CEO Kyle Miers hailed the success of the Huawei-developed StorySign Artificial Intelligence technology and has called for additional funding to help increase the usage of similar new technologies to support greater numbers of deaf Australians.

Published in Apps

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has established a Button Battery Taskforce to investigate ways to reduce the risk to the community - particularly children - of button batteries.

Published in Technology Regulation

Cloud and support services consultancy Taysols is partnering with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) to deliver greater insights and reporting around the services to children, that the department supports, by improving the technology that delivers the insights to caseworkers and other important carers – delivering improved outcomes for the children.

Published in Deals

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