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 […]

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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%) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cyberbullies tackled during Innovation Month

The Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is using July as Innovation Month to highlight examples of innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS) that have real and measurable impacts. According to the Department, a good example is the effort to counter cyberbullying in the general population evidenced by the Office […]

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The great fish tank hack

Sounding like something out of the Oceans 11 movie franchise, a fish tank was used to hack into a casino and steal data. In 2017 it was reported that an unnamed North American casino had a fish tank on its premises. Attached to the tank were sensors to monitor temperature, cleanliness and food levels.  These […]

Parental controls

Circle with Disney versus Apple control

Apple has announced a ‘management tool’ which it hopes will help customers take control of the time they spend on their iPhones or iPads. iOS 12 comes with Screen Time, a new feature which Apple says empowers customers with insight into how they are spending time with apps and websites. Reports can be provided on a […]