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Feeding the Trolls? – The Roles and Benefits of Online Trolling

New University of Canterbury research into the behaviour of online trolls has revealed the many actors involved and a surprising number of benefits to trolling – and not just for the trolls. When University of Canterbury (UC) doctoral student Maja Golf-Papez left a marketing career in Slovenia to start her research into mischief-making consumer behaviours [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:41:35+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Trolls, Fanboys and Lurkers: Improving Online Commenting Culture

"Do you call that a haircut? I hope you didn't pay for it." "Oh please this is rubbish, you're a disgrace to yourself and your profession." These are just two examples of comments that have followed articles I have written in my career. While they may seem benign compared with the sort of violent and [...]

By |2018-06-07T19:36:46+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dark Web Handbook

Brett Lee, a former undercover internet detective and police office of 22 years, is passionate about keeping parents and guardians informed about the risks facing children in the online world. Now the founder of the child safety organisation Internet Safe Education, Brett keeps his audiences informed of new technologies and trends to keep children out [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:52:20+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Facebook ‘Revenge Porn’ Pilot Proceeds Despite Concerns

Facebook says it is proceeding with its controversial ‘revenge porn’ prevention pilot, despite the slew of concerns from security experts and victim advocates. The company announced the scheme in November last year, detailing the steps users had to take to stop intimate images being shared on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger without their consent. The process [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:50:29+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sexting is Happening at a Younger Age Than Ever Before. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.

Did you know that one in three teens has had their own explicit image used against them? This startling statistic comes from a survey of 12,000 students across Australia at a Generation Next teen wellbeing event held in March. It’s also the area of expertise of cyber safety expert and founder of Internet Safe Education, former police officer and [...]

Teacher’s Warning to Parents

"Your kids are living in a world that you are not invited to be part of. And they know how to keep you out." That's the stark warning one teacher has issued to parents about their teens' use of social media, urging them to "wake up". Skipper Coates, from Pleasant Grove, Utah, asked her 14 [...]

Parenting in the Digital Age

Being a parent can be terrifying. You spend your days trying to protect tiny humans when every instinct in their body is telling them to rebel against your good advice. Toddlers have a meltdown when forced to hold hands while crossing the road and teenagers sulk when you tell them they cannot have a phone or [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:22+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Raise Digital Age of Consent to 16, Say Experts

Cybersecurity experts have recommended that the government increase the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 because of safety risks for children. They were “unequivocally” opposed to the Irish government’s position where children can sign legal agreements with online service providers at 13 and have their personal information sold on to third parties. An [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:28+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Oz Poll Reveals Alarming Impact of Online Abuse Against Women

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women in Australia, with women reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. The organisation commissioned an Ipsos MORI online poll which looked at the experiences of 502 women [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:57:52+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UNICEF Calls For Urgent Action to Protect Children Online

As more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half second – UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency, warned today that digital access means they are exposed not only to a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but also to a host of risks and harms. These risks [...]

By |2018-02-12T09:51:53+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments