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Adelaide academic says it’s time for a new approach to youth cybersafety

A shocking level of disregard for cybersafety among Australian young people has been revealed in a new study carried out by Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla of Flinders University. The students surveyed displayed numerous unsafe behaviours including sexting, public sharing of sensitive personal details and hijacking of their peers' social media accounts. Dr Rahamathulla believes these findings [...]

Don’t Feed The Trolls Is Really Good Advice – Here’s Why

Darren Woodward/Shutterstock Images Almost half the population of the planet now has access to the internet, with about one in three of those people regularly active on social media. But this increased opportunity to socialise and communicate in a virtual environment has offered new avenues for antisocial behaviour. The problem of cyberbullying has [...]

Mind of a twitter troll

It started in July 2009. I'd been on Twitter for over 2 years at that point having joined in May 2007, and I'd never had a problem. My account was followed by a fairly innocuous looking one which I followed back and within 10 minutes I had received a Direct Message (DM) calling me a [...]