Category Archives: Cyber Crime

Bullying and Emotional Intelligence

We need to join the dots! Two seemingly unrelated articles on separate pages in, The Sunday Age, caught my eye this morning and as I stopped to think for a moment and join the dots the link became blindingly obvious. In the first article Brodie’s law to be … Continue reading

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Cyber safety and digital responsibility – A message from the Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School

Dear Parents One of the great areas of challenge for schools in the modern era of digital technology relates to cyber safety and digital citizenship amongst students. There continues to be developments in digital technology and software applications that provide … Continue reading

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Will November 5th be Facebook’s Armageddon?

A Hacktivist group Anonymous vows to “kill Facebook” on November 5, citing users’ lack of choice in privacy as its reason for the attack. The group of hackers has claimed participation in just about every recent notable hacking attack of this … Continue reading

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Review bid in ‘sext’ cases

At the risk of hammering this topic I thought it important to post the follow up article by Nicole Brady, that appeared in The Age today.  This particular paragraph caught my eye: “Under Victorian law, naked or revealing pictures or films of … Continue reading

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Police warn teens on spreading Facebook gossip

Yet another gossip site has been set up – no suburb seems immune. This time it is in Craigieburn. According to this report, Constable Harris says the content on the sites can be deemed as cyberbullying and making threats, and both are criminal … Continue reading

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Facebook Gossip Page

The discovery of a Facebook page which contains some unsavoury content involving some students at the School, as reported recently in the media, is of concern to the School as we continue to support the welfare of our students, especially … Continue reading

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Danger Alert – Fake Facebook Link – Read NOW!

Australian authorities have detected a fake MYKI survey circulating on social networking sites. When the link to the survey is clicked, 45 sexually-explicit images involving children download to your computer’s My Pictures folder. Victorian police are investigating. Warn your teens NOT … Continue reading

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No that is not Microsoft on the phone!

Last week two members of staff reported receiving calls from ‘The Windows Service Centre’ claiming that their PCs were generating malicious error messages out to the Internet. One staff member was immediately suspicious as he was at that moment in … Continue reading

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Brodie’s Law

Workplace and cyber bullies face 10 years in jail New laws in Victoria, nicknamed “Brodie’s Law”, will add serious workplace and cyber bullying to the Crimes Act provisions already governing stalking.  Children who use Facebook to threaten or harass could … Continue reading

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ACMA: 30,000 Australian PCs infected every day

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reported that 30,000 Australian PCs are infected by malware everyday. You can read the full story at http://www.itnews.com.au/News/239580,acma-30000-australian-pcs-infected-every-day.aspx Often these computers are compromised by “botnet” software and are then used by criminal … Continue reading

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