Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to use Parental Controls in Windows

Microsoft have released some guidelines on using the Parental Controls in Windows 7 and the Windows Live Family Safety software. Interestingly they have gone down a similar path as Google (as mentioned in a previous post) of using employees who … Continue reading

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Keeping Ivanhoe parents ahead of the rest

Latest Internet Craze – I-Dosing! Just when you thought you had heard it all, a new craze called “I-Dosing” that creates a “digital high” is being taken up by teens in the US.  I asked my Year 11 class if anyone had heard … Continue reading

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Dr Michael Carr-Gregg comments on Parental Supervision

Leader Community Newspapers has launched a cyber safety campaign called DON’T HURT and psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg has commented on the role that parents can or rather must play in keeping their children safe online. Dr Carr-Gregg advises that parents … Continue reading

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Cybersmart now on YouTube

The Government agency ACMA has established a YouTube channel for Cybersmart – their website offering advice for parents and children on cyber safety. The channel showcases a range of Cybersmart videos about current cybersafety issues including safe social networking, how … Continue reading

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Google launches new Family Safety Centre

Google have launched a new website to help parents and guardians protect their children as they use the Internet, especially with Google websites and tools. Google say: When it comes to family safety, we aim to: Provide parents and teachers … Continue reading

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Megan sends a sext

A new video was launched in Canberra yesterday to mark White Balloon Day, the annual event to raise awareness of child abuse. The video shows a young girl called Megan who sends a “sext” – an explicit photo taken on her … Continue reading

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