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Kindergarten Kids to Get Cyber Safety Training

Children as young as four will now be trained in cybersecurity due to concerns they are at risk of being targeted online by child sex offenders. The Federal Government has announced the ThinkUKnow cybersafety program will be extended to children in kindergarten and years one and two. The program, aimed at parents, teachers and until [...]

By |2018-02-12T09:50:50+11:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

NSPCC Calls for Immediate Action on Children’s Online Safety

A children's charity has criticised the UK government for failing to implement proposals to make young people safer online - 10 years after they were made in a government-commissioned report. The NSPCC says 11 of the 38 proposals were ignored and seven were partially implemented - four are now out of date. It says a [...]

By |2018-02-05T11:36:29+11:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Child Exploitation: Live Streaming an ‘Urgent’ Threat

Sex offenders are increasingly using live online streaming platforms to exploit children, police have warned. Children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites, the National Crime Agency said. It said offenders were learning how young people communicated online and "using this knowledge to abuse them". In one week, authorities identified 345 [...]

Too Many Ways For Children To Be Groomed For Betting And Gambling

“It’s high time we looked seriously at the many ways in which children are being groomed for betting and gambling” says Prof Elizabeth Handsley, President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media . Children who watch sport on TV, particularly at weekends,  alone or with their families, will see many betting ads.  They [...]

Online Grooming Of Children ‘Alarmingly Fast’, Researchers Find

Flickr Images Online groomers rarely pose as children and can succeed in persuading a child to meet in less than half an hour, according to researchers probing the way in which sexual predators target victims online. The UK-based research team behind the findings say they hope to overturn common misconceptions about how online [...]

Tracey Spicer on Giving Up Extreme Grooming

Exactly one year ago, I began deconstructing the beauty myth. It was prompted by a question from my seven-year-old daughter, as she watched my elaborate ritual. "Mum, why do women put on make-up and men don't?" she asked. "Darling, society has unrealistic expectations about the way women look," I replied. "It's not fair. But I'm [...]

Tips to stop online stalking & grooming

7% of young people reported that they had met someone offline, after meeting them online* It is a sad reality that children and young people are increasingly becoming exposed to cyber stalking, online grooming and sexting. The advent of social media has meant that they are comfortable making friends online and this can sometimes make [...]

By |2012-08-17T18:03:47+10:00April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , |0 Comments