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.
The New South Wales Department of Education is working to recover departmental systems after becoming a victim of a cyber-security attack, with the department saying it has worked with Cyber Security NSW to reactivate services as soon as possible.
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.
A campaign warning parents and carers of the dangers of button batteries has been launched by the ACCC.
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.
Almost half of Australian parents (45%) do not have existing measures in place to protect their children online, according to a new research report.
Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.
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.
Thursday, 16 May, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Craig Smith, who works as a school educator in Australia and around the world working with children on the autism spectrum, tells us all about the inspiring inclusive technologies you need to know about – and can even use yourself!
Cognisant of the fact its employees are, by nature, built to change, CA Technologies has enhanced its family friendly benefits giving "all employees worldwide, male and female, a minimum of 12 weeks paid leave during the first 12 months following the birth or adoption of their child".
Promising to make busy parents' lives a breeze, parents can use the app "to solve all their child’s transport and care requirements at the touch of a finger, and the best part is, it uses their own trusted network".
There’s a new way for schools to keep parents fully in the loop about school events, excursions, communications and much more: Australian app School Stream.
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.
Schools and parents wanting some guidance on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) issue can turn to Acer’s new BYOD website and white paper for advice, which is the result of 8 months of intensive research.
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.
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.
Apple has suffered a massive legal defeat in the US, being forced to refund US$32.5 million ($36.5 million) to American parents whose children racked up huge bills from in-app purchases.
Teenage school students are running riot on Facebook, participating in groups that crudely rate the sexual performance of various group members, with parents, schools and Facebook either unaware, unwilling or unsuccessful in taking proactive educational action.
A new version of McAfee Family Protection refines parents' ability to control and track their children's Internet usage.
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