Category Archives: Cyber Crime

Chloe’s Law….Teen in Tassie takes her own life

Chloe was 15.  Full of the vitality of life, with a beautiful family, including a gorgeous big sister.  She was inundated via social media with nasty, petty, spiteful messages from teens who should know better and yet were either the … Continue reading

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Tween Parent’s Kik Revelation!

I don’t know about you, but I always find it helpful to hear real life accounts from real life parents about their experiences keeping their children cybersafe.  Below is the parent of a 12 year old, in response to the dangers of Kik Messenger. At … Continue reading

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Fakebook – Teen boy poses as a girl and……

The Adelaide Advertiser has reported that:  A 14-YEAR-OLD South Australian boy could face a lengthy jail term  after he set up a fake Facebook account posing as a girl and invited male  friends to send him nude photos.   The boy sent … Continue reading

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See what a Digital Footprint can Reveal! Scary!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I&feature=youtu.be

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The Project – Get the message on sexting

Last night Channel 10’s The Project ran a story about a young Victorian man and the difficult situation that he now finds himself in since a friend sent him a sext. Corey Clement is now on the Sex Offenders Register for 8 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Support Scam Still Going

18 months ago I wrote about a scam where callers purporting to be from Microsoft Support were ripping off Australians. The scam involved the scammer telling the victim to go into their system directory and delete a file. In doing … Continue reading

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Sexting – the Law

Over the past two years icybersafe.com has featured a number of articles about sexting, starting with the film ‘Megan sends a sext‘. Mostly we’ve focused on digital reputation and the fact that once a sext photo gets into the wild … Continue reading

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Nasty Facebook – A Conversation to have with your Teen

Cyberbullying, trolling and flaming. The Sunday Age Editorial clearly explains that Social Media Users are NOT above the law. This means teenagers too are NOT above the law. In the world behind a screen teens sometimes think (or don’t think perhaps) that they can write anything. … Continue reading

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Sexting Recipe for a Perfect Teen Storm

Ingredients A pinch of low self esteem, a spoonful of angst, a bucket of the common garden variety of  ‘the need to fit in’, a cup of ‘I didn’t think’ , 500 grams of  ‘I thought it was a joke’, one smart phone, one teen, … Continue reading

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We know who you are, where you live, when you are in, when you are out, and where you go…..and it’s you who tells us!

 This isn’t just about keeping your children cybersafe….this warning applies to us all. Geotagging and Facebook statuses can reveal frighteningly too much information and place us all in danger! Geotagging refers to the practice of adding location information –  like … 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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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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Teens’ identities stolen via Social Networks!

This newspaper report highlights that children are the new targets for identity theft.  It warns that, “A child who posts basic details about their lives on Facebook, such as their date of birth, school, name, email and photographs, are providing … Continue reading

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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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