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Displaying items by tag: Cyber safety

Australians believe schools should teach online safety cucciculum with a new study showing that many parents have not taken proactive security measures to protect their family/home when distance learning was introduced to their lives, despite being concerned that their children could be exposed to scams or illegal content. 

Published in Security

With 37% of Australians experiencing cybercrime in the last 12 months, according to Norton, which styles itself as NortonLifeLock these days, the costs are higher than ever, with cybercrime victims collectively spending nearing 2.7 billion hours trying to resolve their issues, with Australian losses at $3 billion.

Published in Security

Telstra has announced the third element of its "Cleaner Pipes" initiative, ensuring that its smart pipes aren't dumb, and are as clean as possible from scam callers, safeguarding "millions of Australians in the process".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Chris Althaus is still CEO of AMTA, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, and he has put together his top five tips that encourage safe Internet use on the mobile devices we all own and take for granted every day.

Published in Home Tech

The results from the 2018 Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety have revealed some startlingly sober stats that Australians shouldn't ignore, given the money lost and time wasted in trying to recover from the very real threat of cyber crime.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:39

AFP takes cyber safety to regional communities

The Australian Federal Police is undertaking a roadshow of its cyber safety programme, ThinkUKnow, in NSW and Victoria aimed at educating communities about how to keep young people safe in online environments.

Published in Security

Parents are undoubtedly concerned about their children accessing adult content on the Internet. But, the difficulties of preventing that happening are highlighted by research that reveals than half — 56%  of Australian parents have no online parental controls in place, and more than a quarter have no idea how to protect their children on their digital devices.

Published in Security

Telstra has released a free cyber-safety tool that parents can use to set time-of-day limits on kids’ calls and mobile web use.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Are you a good digital role model for your children? Telstra’s survey shows some startling results, with 65% of parents saying they’re not good tech role models and not enough balance between screen time and real life.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:58

Telstra promotes cyber smart back-to-school

Telstra is urging Australian school children to think twice about what they post online in 2014, as the first wave of digital natives start high school.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 30 January 2012 08:37

Tony Abbott touts Coalition cyber safety push

Coalition leader Tony Abbott has announced plans to set up an Online Safety Working Group  to develop the Coalition's online safety policy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 22 August 2011 13:42

Aussie parents failing the tech test

Australia's parents are struggling to keep their kids safe online due to a lack of tech knowledge, according to new research.

Published in Home Tech

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has announced the results of a survey, under the headline: "New research shows identity theft affects one in six people," but that's something of an exaggeration depending exactly on what you take 'effects' to mean.

Published in Cornered!

Some of Australia's internet superpowers are combining to fight cyber bullying, in the form of a new cyber-safety committee that will be available for public observation.

Published in Home Tech

The Greens propose spending the $40.8m the Labor Government has budgeted for cyber-safety initiatives on range of measures including mandating the supply of PC-based filtering by ISPs, further research into cyber safety risks, strengthened law enforcement, and net literacy education.

Published in Technology Regulation

A recent poll sponsored by Telstra found that more than half of Australian parents with children using online social networking services like Facebook and Twitter say the services are distracting them from their studies.

Published in Home Tech

The Internet industry will join federal parliamentarians for a roundtable hearing to discuss how the industry can promote cyber-safety for school age children.

Published in Technology Regulation

Fresh from his battles with Internet filter opponents, Senator Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy today announced a 'help button' for online kids.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Parliament's new Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety has launched its inquiry into the safety of children and young people on the Internet.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Parliament's new Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety has launched its inquiry into the safety of children and young people on the Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation
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