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Death Of The Private Self: How Fifteen Years of Facebook Changed the Human Condition

In 2004, the social network site was set up to connect people. But now, with lives increasingly played out online, have we forgotten how to be alone? "Thefacebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges. We have opened up Thefacebook for popular consumption at Harvard University. You can use Thefacebook [...]

By |2019-02-04T11:27:39+10:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Cybersafety, Social Media, Technology|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+10:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook: Now For Young Children Too

How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. So on Monday, Facebook launched its first app tailored for young users. It's a [...]

By |2017-12-18T10:04:33+10:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

India Orders Clampdown on Internet Porn

An Indian man uses the internet at a cyber cafe in Allahabad, India on Monday. Photo: AP - smh.com.au India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said on Monday, sparking a debate about censorship and freedom in the world's largest democracy. - Amrit Dhillon [...]

By |2015-08-09T22:07:17+10:00August 9th, 2015|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Is It Okay to Spy on Your Kids? Privacy, Security and the Teensafe App

A new app allowing parents to look at their children's call history, text messages and internet use will soon launch in Australia. The app, called Teensafe, already claims 1 million users in the US. But Australian police are warning that while the threat to children from online predators is real, spy apps allowing parents to [...]

By |2015-04-19T21:17:13+10:00April 17th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Death Of Privacy

When schools ask me to chat to parents, one of the things I often cover with them is how to – or how not to – use social media. I urge parents not to vent their anger around a school on Facebook as, if we’re being honest, it’s often an issue that has been blown [...]