Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pioneering online parental support | Australian Teacher Magazine – No.1 national education sector publication

It is very exciting to see that Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Cyber Safety site has made headlines in Australia’s Top Education Magazine for Schools. The site is quickly gaining accolades from schools around Australia and the World that are looking for ways to … Continue reading

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Cybersafety in Primary Years

Once, not so long ago, we could put off ticking the Cybersafety box until our children reached the teenage years, but now parents and educators need a greater awareness from a much earlier age. Primary children first start exploring the … Continue reading

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With Love not Hate…

This is a feel good story – a nice one to end the term!  We spend a lot of time warning you about the ‘nasties’ of the internet. Now this is chance for us to commend our students and you as … Continue reading

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Facial Recognition is coming…

Facebook is about to introduce a new application in Australia called Tag Suggestions. The program digitally scans faces in photos and suggests who they are so that you can tag them. Tagging a photo means putting someone’s name on it. So imagine for example … Continue reading

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Scary…..

Did you know that 92% of Toddlers already have an online presence On average, 23% of parents share images from prenatal sonograms on the web;  7% of babies and toddlers have an e-mail address; 10% of toddlers already have a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Social Media

This is an update on a video you may have seen before about the rise and importance of social media. The statistics are amazing! Social media is here to stay. As Erik Qualman says in this video “We don’t have … Continue reading

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Microsoft – How to help your kids use social websites more safely

Microsoft have produced some great guidelines for parents on cyber safety at their Safety and Security Centre. “These days, many kids draw little distinction between real life and online life. They may use social websites designed for children such as … Continue reading

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Police warn teens on spreading Facebook gossip

Yet another gossip site has been set up – no suburb seems immune. This time it is in Craigieburn. According to this report, Constable Harris says the content on the sites can be deemed as cyberbullying and making threats, and both are criminal … Continue reading

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A Cute CyberSafety Lesson for 7 to 10 year olds

A short while ago I posted an article about choosing a strong password and  the importance of keeping that password secret. This video clip helps to explain why. Show it to your tweens and talk to them about choosing a mystery password. Show it … Continue reading

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Talking to Teens about the Rise of Gossip Sites

A Golden Opportunity After the events of last week we urge you to click on the article below and engage your teenagers in a conversation about the recent  emergence of ‘gossip sites’. While we have successfully had Facebook close the most … Continue reading

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