Monthly Archives: April 2011

10 Responses to “I want Facebook now!”

If your child is under 13 you don’t need to read any further.  The answer is a simple ‘No’. To protect your children make sure they don’t have an account before they are old enough. When they turn 13 the first … Continue reading

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Dad invents “Know Diss” Software to stop Cyberbullying on Facebook

“I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune. I didn’t emerge unscathed,” the President said. A concerned parent in the UK, Dr Paddy Clarke, has developed the world’s first cyber bullying … Continue reading

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No that is not Microsoft on the phone!

Last week two members of staff reported receiving calls from ‘The Windows Service Centre’ claiming that their PCs were generating malicious error messages out to the Internet. One staff member was immediately suspicious as he was at that moment in … Continue reading

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Gossip website shocks Germany

We bring you these articles because we find that once a website becomes popular in Europe or America it is not long before we see evidence of it being used in Australia. Our aim is to keep parents one step ahead of the cybersafety issues … Continue reading

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Make sure you update your computer

On the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft release security updates and patches for their Windows software. This has now commonly become known as Super Patch Tuesday. Usually these updates fix various security issues or bugs in Windows that have … Continue reading

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Firesheep Alert…Change FB settings immediately!

ATTENTION!!! A browser extension called Firesheep has made it especially easy for anyone sharing your open wireless network—at cafe or conference, for example—to pick up your credentials and freely access your account. One blogger sitting in a random New York Starbucks … Continue reading

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High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives

One day last winter Margarite posed naked before her bathroom mirror, held up her cellphone and took a picture. Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. Both were in eighth grade. They broke up soon … Continue reading

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Brodie’s Law

Workplace and cyber bullies face 10 years in jail New laws in Victoria, nicknamed “Brodie’s Law”, will add serious workplace and cyber bullying to the Crimes Act provisions already governing stalking.  Children who use Facebook to threaten or harass could … Continue reading

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Social network’s anonymity becomes weapon for bullies

Formspring.me – be warned Some time ago we posted a forewarning about this rather nasty site.  Created in November 2009, the site has attracted 23 million users, about a third of them ages 13 to 17, who generate about 10 million posts a … Continue reading

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Social Networking for Toddlers

Can you believe it?  What next! Click on the link to view video and find out… Social Networking for Toddlers.

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