Student Devices

The importance of cybersecurity

The recent ransomware attacks affecting some Australian schools has highlighted the strategic importance of schools having robust security mechanisms in place. In addition to the attacks Christian Schools Australia’s preferred security and filtering technology partner, CyberHound, have indicated that schools are facing other targeted threats. From an apparently legitimate email sent by the Business Manager asking […]

Phone Ban

Why School Phone Bans Don’t Work

Recently some schools have been trialling a ban of all phones when students are at school in order to bolster cyber security and lessen online bullying. But cyber security expert, Jordan Foster, of ySafe has a different perspective and thought process when it comes to an all out ban. ySafe, certified by the Office of […]

Virtual Reality

New Year, New Tech!

Technology is constantly evolving, and there are new products added to the market almost every hour. How are you to know what is the best out there to suit your School’s needs? It can take some time and lots of research to seperate the cream from the crop and envision the practical use for the […]

SID 2019

Safer Internet, Together

Safer Internet Day (SID) is a worldwide event, initiated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, which aims to raise awareness about internet safety while empowering individuals of all ages and communities through effective use of skills and tools to help create a more positive online experience. SID 2019 will be held globally on Tuesday […]

Data Privacy

Cyber security should start at the top

Emerging technologies have the power to completely transform the way education is delivered and received. New technology offers a myriad of opportunities for schools, but it also presents complex challenges. 

NDB

Cyber top reason for Data Breaches in Eduction

The results of the second full quarter of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, has again ranked the Education sector as fourth in the number of data breach notifications between 1 July and 30 September.  Published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), the report captures statistical information based on notifications received by OAIC under the […]

cyberbullying

Cyber bullying suggested to be added to School curriculum

Recent statistics released from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner reveal the startling fact that one in five young people have been targeted online. And now the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, is calling for cyberbullying to be added to the national school curriculum.  Today, at the Women in Media event at the National Press Club of Australia, eSafety […]

Student at computer with CyberHound

CyberHound’s ClearView Platform Positively Shapes Online Experiences

Figures released recently reveal that 25% of young people are contacted online by someone they don’t know. The Federal Government’s Office of the eSafety Commissionerasserts that being contacted by someone they’re not familiar with is the leading negative experience young people face (25% of respondents). Being left out by others (21%), teasing and name calling (19%) […]