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Tech Tent: Is the Internet Bad For Us?

From encouraging suicide to giving young people an unhealthy addiction to staring at smartphones, digital technology has been accused in recent days of doing more harm than good. On Tech Tent we explore the impact of the internet on our mental health - and meet two people with different solutions for dealing with stress. In [...]

Steep Rise in Child Abuse Images Online

The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from the net as well [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:28:50+10:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Turning Off is Switched On

Your home is a safe space, for you and your kids. It’s a place where you can all switch off from the outside world, forget about everything and everyone and the only people allowed in are the ones you invite. At least, it used to be. But we live in a time when everyone we [...]

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+10:00February 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 The NSPCC says 11 of the 38 proposals were ignored and seven were partially implemented - four are now out of date.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+10:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Parents Can Do More to Stop Cyber Bullying

In Australia 25 per cent of our children currently experience bullying and 33 per cent experience an online threat. We see the extreme outcomes of cyber bullying, in cases like the tragic death of Amy "Dolly" Everett, but what exactly are these kids going through? One case I've worked on involved a teenage girl who [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:21:25+10:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Schools Grapple With Technology

The television ads for children's shoes and stationery tell us it's back-to-school time, bringing with it the thorny perennial public wrangling about equity and government funding. There will also be much time and attention devoted to the growing debate about the role of selective schools. If NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes intends pursuing changes to [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:21:39+10:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

7 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied Online

For many parents the world of cyberbullying is unchartered territory - something they’ve never dealt with firsthand and may find difficult to address with their child. To mark Stand Up To Bullying Day on Wednesday 21 June, The Diana Award, a charity set up in the memory of Diana, is calling for “cyber lessons” in [...]

The Secret Life Of Teenage Boys

PhotoPin Images   There are things he's seen on the internet that have disturbed and upset him. But none of it is porn. "My friend showed me something on his phone." Bühre is obviously so uncomfortable about what he saw in the video that it takes him several seconds to explain to me [...]