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‘Everybody is a Potential Target’: Fake-Porn Videos Weaponised to Harass Women

The video showed the woman in a pink off-the-shoulder top, sitting on a bed, smiling a convincing smile. It was her face. But it had been seamlessly grafted, without her knowledge or consent, onto someone else's body: a young pornography actress, just beginning to disrobe for the start of a graphic sex scene. A crowd [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:56:49+11:00January 7th, 2019|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 [...]

Is Technology-facilitated Abuse The New Breed Of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious national issue in Australia and globally. It is an inherently gendered crime. Research consistently shows the overwhelming majority of offenders are male and the victims are female. Australian governments have recently taken a strong stand against domestic violence, focusing mainly on preventing physical forms of abuse. For example, in 2015, [...]

Escalating Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can feel overwhelming to young people, parents and professionals, and it’s common to feel helpless or like there’s nothing in your control to deal with the situation. It can be difficult to know when to seek help, and who to get help from. So let’s take a step-by-step look at when and how to [...]

School, Not Online, Most Likely Place For Bullying

Children are twice as likely to suffer bullying at school as opposed to online or at work, according to a new study. The survey of 1000 young people aged 14-25 also found that 23 per cent of respondents had been bullied in the past 12 months, but only half had sought help. Bullying ranged from [...]

Cyberbullies Come Out to Play in the School Holidays

As schools break up for the year, police and experts have warned parents to be on guard for cyber bullying, which spikes during the holidays. Police regularly witness an increase in cyber bullying among children when they're off school. "During school holidays kids have more access to, and more time with, the technology," NSW Police Acting [...]

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 [...]

Teenagers Are Unhappy As Ever – Is Social Media The Culprit?

Mkhmarketing Images According to a new study done by ChildLine, a child counseling group, today’s children are dealing with new pressures that stem from social media. When the organization first launched 30 years ago, they found that children were most worried about sexual abuse and family planning problems, however these days, ChildLine has [...]

The Legal Duty of Care around Online Issues

My Problem, Your Problem, Our Problem. Let’s face it; the Internet is here to stay as are all the associated devices that provide us with instant connectivity 24/7. Whilst there are numerous benefits that come with technology use, there are also many things that can go wrong. Often a young person’s technical skill far outweighs their cognitive development, which means that they are [...]