Monthly Archives: August 2011

One Click From Disaster – A Teenage Sexting Story

This an eye opening story about Sexting.  The issue is discussed with teenagers who have ‘been there and done that’ and makes for a terrific video to open a conversation with your teens.  Hopefully it will also make them stop,and think before they act!

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Setting Parental Controls on your iPhone

It’s not only adults who love iPhones. Toddlers, Preschoolers and Pretweens, Tweens and Teens also love iPhones.  Recently at a VCE Information Evening I watched a 2 year old happily and expertly playing with an iPhone, accessing an App and working with … Continue reading

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Facebook Change Privacy Options

Facebook have today announce a raft of changes to the way users control their privacy. Amongst the features introduced are: Inline profile controls; Profile tag review; Content tag review; View profile as; Change your mind after you post; Tag Who … Continue reading

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Bullying and Emotional Intelligence

We need to join the dots! Two seemingly unrelated articles on separate pages in, The Sunday Age, caught my eye this morning and as I stopped to think for a moment and join the dots the link became blindingly obvious. In the first article Brodie’s law to be … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying enters the Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Cyberbullying (noun): The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature: children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying. This week the Concise Oxford English Dictionary added 400 new … Continue reading

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Cyber safety and digital responsibility – A message from the Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School

Dear Parents One of the great areas of challenge for schools in the modern era of digital technology relates to cyber safety and digital citizenship amongst students. There continues to be developments in digital technology and software applications that provide … Continue reading

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Protect Under 13s from Youtube Poop!

Type ‘Barbie Doll’ into http://www.Youtube.com and you will get cute, fun videos on, ‘How to make a Barbie Doll Cake’ and quaint ‘Vintage Barbie Commercials’. But you will also get ‘Barbie throwing up in the toilet after a drunken night’, and ‘Pregnant Barbie’. Type Ken and Barbie … Continue reading

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Will November 5th be Facebook’s Armageddon?

A Hacktivist group Anonymous vows to “kill Facebook” on November 5, citing users’ lack of choice in privacy as its reason for the attack. The group of hackers has claimed participation in just about every recent notable hacking attack of this … Continue reading

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ACMA help your Teens deal with unwanted contact

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have published on their Cybersmart site guidelines for teens on how to deal with unwanted online contact. Unwanted contact can come from complete strangers or online friends that are acting inappropriately. This page will … Continue reading

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My 13 year old son wants Call of Duty- Black Ops….

you decide… This installment of the Call of Duty franchise is set during the cold war era, and offers the player a glimpse into this tense and frightening time. I do appreciate new material in video games (there are plenty … Continue reading

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