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How Online Predators Stalk Unsuspecting Kids

To those who grew up in the age of analogue, the world wide web can feel like the Wild West. With new apps being released on an almost daily basis, it’s hard for parents and teachers to keep up. Even more frightening is the possibility that our children are open to exploitation from online predators. [...]

By |2018-09-28T17:22:45+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Deceptive are Online Groomers?

The online world can be an exciting place for children. But internet-related sex crimes against children and young people are reported an average of 15 times per day in England and Wales alone. Researchers looking into how online groomers work have found that gaining victims’ trust is a key part of engaging them in sexually [...]

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‘You Coming to Papa?’ US Man Grooms Sydney Girl for Sex

A 40-year-old man from the US has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, after he groomed a 16-year-old girl from Sydney on social media to travel to New York for sex. Price was found guilty of four charges in December last year, including interstate and foreign enticement to engage in sexual activity, and attempted [...]

To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

Parents of teens know how tricky it is to keep their kids physically safe while balancing their need for greater independence, but when it comes to keeping them safe online, it can be even trickier. Horror stories of social media harassment and exposure to explicit content leading to teen suicide or even murder abound. Yet [...]

Sharenting: Do You Share Too Much About Your Children On Social Media?

As a pediatrician, I get questions from parents almost weekly about how to monitor and moderate their children’s screen time, especially their use of social media. Parents want their kids to spend less time on their phones and more time connecting in real life. However, parents don’t seem as concerned about their own use of [...]

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 [...]

Tips on how to protect young people from online grooming

The arrest and charging of a NSW teacher for engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a 14 year old girl in the USA has again brought to light the dangers of children ‘chatting’ to strangers online.  Online predators are experts at internet grooming and luring young people into compromising situations that they are not able [...]

National Cyber Security Awareness Week

May 30 marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Week. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will be coordinating 9 Cybersmart Detectives activities across Australia during the week to promote Cyber Security Awareness Week.   Cybersmart Detectives is a free online activity that encourages students to learn about cybersafety in safe, school-based environments. [...]

Net Savvy: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children and is part of the UK police force. The CEOP also overseas specialist areas such as their: Behavioural Analysis Unit Victim identification Child Trafficking Unit Most Wanted initiative In fact the [...]