Monthly Archives: November 2011

Talk like a teenager LOL

If you can’t understand what your child is writing when they send you a text, help is at hand with iCyberSafe.com’s Guide to Talking Like a Teenager! SMS text messages are limited to 140 characters, so it is easy to understand why users … Continue reading

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‘Sneaky Hat’ CyberCraze – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg on Sunrise

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg recently appeared on Sunrise to discuss the latest cyber craze called ‘sneaky hat’. This involves young people posting naked photos online with only a hat to cover their modesty. When asked why young people are doing this, … Continue reading

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A “dummy’s” guide for parents to Twitter

You’ve definitely heard about Twitter. You’d have to be living in the desert not to. But could you articulate what it is? Could you explain its value? Maybe, you sort of know, or pretend to know, or don’t know. Maybe … Continue reading

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Facebook Warns of Recent Wave of Graphic Spam

Another Conversation Starter with your Teen… Over the past few days, many users have complained about finding links on their Facebook pages taking them to images depicting jarring violence and graphic pornography. Although the way the latest spam messages spread … Continue reading

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25 Worst Passwords of 2011

SplashData CEO Morgan Slain urges businesses and consumers using any password on the list below to change them immediately. “Hackers can easily break into accounts by repeatedly trying common passwords,” Slain says. “Even though people are encouraged to select secure, … Continue reading

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Smartphone Etiquette for the Classic Dinner Date

Once upon a time parents were expected to teach their children the simple rules of telephone etitquette.   Now this includes not just how to use a phone but how not to use a phone! Click here to read more: Smartphone Etiquette … Continue reading

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Take this Lollipop – Disturbing Facebook App

Take This Lollipop plays on the fact that many people underestimate the power of social networks. Getting our name, interests, photographs of us, our friends, our family, and sometimes even our contact information, is as easy as offering a lollipop … Continue reading

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Tweens – A Social Networking Site Created by Three Mums

Everloop’s mission is to provide an online social platform where kids can safely be kids as long and as much as possible. Everloop has created a unique, age-appropriate social media experience for kids with customized micro-networks or “loops” that safely connect … Continue reading

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Fury as under-age girls used to sex-up nightclub

This shocked me!  Not because these girls were photographed.  Not because they were underage.  Not because their photos were uploaded to Facebook but because their parents blamed the owners!  Firstly one might wonder where the parents of these girls thought … Continue reading

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Australian kids among the most cybersafe in the world

According to an article in the Herald Sun, Australian kids are among the most cybersafe in the world. They also log on to the internet at a younger age than their European counterparts. The article quotes from a report carried … Continue reading

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