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Displaying items by tag: Online Safety

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

More than 1400 students in Jimboomba and Toowoomba in Queensland are set to participate in a free in-school program that supports young people to be safe, responsible and positive online.

Published in Security

 Students across schools in the Wide Bay region of Queensland are having their online safety skills boosted with participation in the Optus’ Digital Thumbprint Program, a free in-school program that supports young people to be safe, responsible and positive online.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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, 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

Children as young as 12 will more than likely be getting their first smartphone this Christmas, with research by Telstra revealing that many parents will buy their kids a phone to keep them safe when they are away from home.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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
Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:16

Microsoft online safety ex-staff sue over PTSD

Two former members of Microsoft's online safety team have sued the company for damages over what they claim are permanent psychological injuries for which they were told they could not get workers' compensation.

Published in Security

Social media site GeckoLife, which promotes itself as the website designed with children’s safety in mind, has launched in Australia.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:34

Online safety for kids a matter of education

Children as young as three to seven years old have their own mobile devices or use their parent’s devices, but a study has found that many children up to 15 years of age don’t understand online safety and how to stay safe using the Internet.

Published in Security

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

The ACCC has released a new publication with best practice tips for online sellers and marketplaces. It will also help consumers.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Commonwealth Government has released a discussion paper setting out its plans to improve online safety for children.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 05:38

Our digital disguises

Half of all Australians admit to giving false personal details to online sites. And many of us maintain multiple identities.

Published in Home Tech

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
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 01:57

ACMA: Mobile internet new risk for kids

The increased use of mobile internet devices, coupled with fast moving social media environments presented a new set of risks to both children and adults, new report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority has found.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Americans, it seems, are getting the message that Internet safety and security is critical to their daily lives but many still need to employ safer cyber 'hygiene' and apply better ‘online behaviour’ to meet the threats of today that permeate the online environment.

Published in Security
Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:46

Aussie kids spending more holiday time online

Three out of four Australian children spend extra time online and using mobile phones during the school holidays, with almost half of them devoting an additional three hours or more each day on their mobile or surfing the Internet when they’re not at school.

Published in Market
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