Monthly Archives: March 2012

Social Media Code of Ethics by Students for Students!

Students Are Doing it For Themselves! Ivanhoe has introduced a new Cyber Safety student driven initiative called the Cyber Angels. Students themselves want to ensure that their peers are using Social Media appropriately and safely. They are preparing some guidelines that … Continue reading

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Mean Girls – My daughter is being bullied at School.

My daughter started Year 9 joyfully. She had two lovely friends and they were all together in the same class. They were estatic when they found that out last year. Then suddenly three weeks into this year she told me that she wanted to change schools. She … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy for Students

In 2012 Ivanhoe published its first Social Media Policy for Students. You can find it on this site under School Policies and it is also in Student diaries. Some years ago Schools began feverishly writing Cyberbullying Policies for their Students … Continue reading

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Cyber Backlash at First Love’s Break Up

The end of a first love is crushing – more soul destroying and more hurtful than almost any other.  As a teenager it can be excruciating, managing the feelings of rejection and feeling wounded and rebuffed. Teenagers’ emotional lives often … Continue reading

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Teens Friending Strangers? The Results will Surprise You!

Are cybersafety campaigns working?  Michael Fraser, co-presenter of  the BBC’s “Beat the Burglar”, worked with the law firm Legal and General to establish just how easy it is for criminals to become ‘friends’ of our teenagers on Facebook. Fake profiles were set up … Continue reading

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Cyber sex fiends targeted

Susan McLean, cyber safety expert says, “Previously paedophiles hung out at scout groups and schools – now they hang out  on Facebook.” – Farrah Tomazin’s report in The Sunday Age today is alarming as it reveals that Victoria does not … Continue reading

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