Category Archives: Chatrooms

What is Omegle? Talk to strangers! Really?

Below is the transcript of a conversation I had with a stranger on Omegle. On Omegle you can anonymously chat with people you don’t know.   I did not have to sign up, enter an email address or create an account and there are no age … Continue reading

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Instagram or Instasex – What are the dangers?

In June I wrote a post about Instagram. I asked parents to take an active role and check if their children were on it. Check what photos they were posting, if they were geotagged, who was following them and what sort of photos they were viewing. … Continue reading

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What is Skype? Are your Tweens or Teens on it? Is it Safe?

One of our parents asked me what Skype was, the other day.  Good question! If you and your friend have Skype on your computers you can ‘ring’ each other up and talk to each other just like being on the … Continue reading

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Australia – No 1 for social network bullying

iCyberSafe.com starts 2012 with some rather depressing news about cyberbullying in Australia. A report by the Ipsos Social Research Institute states that Australia currently ranks 5th in the world for cyberbullying but 1st for cyberbullying specifically in social networking, using sites such … Continue reading

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Warning: Chat Roulette

I had to ask myself several times if I should post this but in the end I decided to do so because it likely that: a) you will not have heard of it, b) that your teens are fascinated by it and c) … Continue reading

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