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Displaying items by tag: Cyberbullying

Young Australians are taking the charge in navigating their own safety experience online, with nearly three quarters of teens - or 71% - found to be more confident to challenge cyberbullying and shutting down online hate than they were before joining the Digital Ambassadors program run by youth-driven anti-bullying organisation, Project Rockit.

Published in Home Tech

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

The Victorian Government will ban the use of mobile phones during school hours in state schools from the beginning of the school year in 2020, with the state's Education Minister James Merlino saying the ban is aimed at stopping cyber-bullying.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra has partnered with youth-led movement against bullying, PROJECT ROCKIT, to launch a digital classroom aimed at empowering young people to take action on cyber bullying and online safety.

Published in Strategy

Australia’s new Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner received nearly 200 serious cyberbullying complaints, conducted more than thousands of investigations into online child sexual abuse content and educated more than 59,000 students across Australia through virtual classrooms in its first 12 months of operation.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Children are more likely to expose personally identifiable information to strangers online – which is understandable as they have not had time to grow old and cynical like their parents yet!

Published in Security

Reword bills itself as ‘the first technology of its kind in Australia’, working by identifying cruel or intimidating words in real time and prompting users to change them.

Published in Apps

Finally, parents, tweens and teens are getting real to the cyber threats of online attacks, cyber bulling, risky online behaviour and more, according to Intel Security’s latest report.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 February 2015 16:07

ACMA’s Safer Internet Day: 10 February 2015

Australian schools and families are reminded to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015, held in 90 countries and enjoying its 12th anniversary to ‘create a better Internet together’.

Published in Home Tech

The Victorian government has launched a new Speak Up Against Cyberbullying campaign in partnership with Facebook, along with $400,000 in 'Bully Stoppers' grants for 54 schools to run anti-bullying programs.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Children are inclined to hide negative online experiences from their parents or other adults, according to a newly published report which also reveals that one in three Australian children have been harmed by cybercrime, including suffering bullying online.

Published in Security
Friday, 08 November 2013 17:02

Twanker: a tool for cyber-tools?

As if there weren't enough online opportunities to be nasty to your acquaintances, here comes Twanker.

Published in Core Dump

The Telstra Foundation has committed $8m to fund the rollout of version for public libraries of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation's eSmart School system, developed to help schools counter cyber-bullying and protect pupils from the evils of the online world.

Published in Deals

Vodafone New Zealand has taken steps to combat cyberbullying that Australian telcos would do well to emulate: it has launched a free service that allows its mobile customers to easily block text and multimedia messages from any mobile number they choose.

Published in Mobility
Experts on computer-related crime from the Australian Institute of Criminology Dr Russell Smith and Dr Raymond Choo, will both present key findings on cyber crime to the House of Representatives Communications Committee's first public hearing for its Inquiry into Cyber Crime tomorrow, 19 August.

Published in Strategy
The Australian Government has initiated a $3 million national pilot project designed to curb cyber-bullying in Australian schools.

Published in Strategy
The ACMA has launched its Cybersmart website to provide a range or resources to protect young people from the perils of the Internet and billed as "an important initiative under the Australian Government's Cybersmart education programme."

Published in Strategy
Teenagers need to be much more aware of the legal and potential criminal implications of sexting – sending inappropriate images – of themselves over the Internet to friends, or even placing their photos on social networking sites like Facebook, according to a cyber safety expert.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 15:58

Telstra ups funding for foundation

Telstra’s showing its caring, philanthropic face during Australia’s national e-security awareness week with an announcement today that it is doubling funding to its Telstra Foundation for use in the spotlight on cyber safety program this year.

Published in Security
Symantec has launched what it calls its new ‘family safety service’, offering Internet security software free-of-charge to parents wanting to protect their kids from online dangers including online predators and cyberbullies.

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