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%) […]

video games

Students Encouraged to Play Video Game at School

Australia’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new video game which students are actually encouraged to play at school. The Lost Summer is specially designed for students to play in the classroom to encourage digital intelligence and online safety skills. Aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds, The Lost Summer immerses players in a futuristic environment where they […]

Data breach

Education in Top 5 in Data Breach Report

In the first full quarter of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, the Education sector ranked fourth in the number of data breach notifications. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 242 notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in the period 1 April to 30 June 2018.Of those, 19 notifications were received from […]