Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Privacy Settings on Facebook – Check them out!

Unless you know what you are looking for Facebook does not usually make it easy to find it! Recently Facebook has made changes to its Privacy Settings and you need to remind your teens to check their settings. There are two … Continue reading

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Naughty Instagram Slammed With Class Action!

This is a timely warning. Even if you are not an Instagrammer your teenager certainly is! They will have uploaded hundreds of photos of themselves. They will have signed up and ticked the Terms of Conditions box with barely a glance. … Continue reading

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Will you get off that iphone, ipad, Laptop, Play station, Wii! Managing holiday screen time for tots, tweens and teens

How many times have you said (okay, yelled) something along these lines? How many days of the holidays are left? Perhaps it is time to sit  down and make a plan. Read this eminently sensible article, by Larry Magid and … Continue reading

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Hate your boss? Got a Hangover? Doing Drugs? – Embarrassing Facebook Posts Exposed!

A young 18-year-old named Callum Haywood who lives in Nottingham, England has created a website, called: “We know what you’re doing” and we think you should Stop! to reinforce, amongst his age group,  the very public and damaging nature of Facebook posts if … Continue reading

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Teens React to Chilling Cyberbullying Video

The Fine Brothers interviewed teenagers during and after they had watched Amanda Todd’s final video which she posted on Youtube not long before she took her own life. It is both deeply sad yet heartening to hear what they have to say, and … Continue reading

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Brilliant New CyberBullying Resource ‘Tagged’!

Do your teens roll their eyes when you mention cybersafety, cyberbullying and digital citizenship? So get them to watch this instead! After winning 3 international awards the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s short film Tagged has now scored top marks at home. Using drama … Continue reading

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