Tag Archives: ACMA

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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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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A Parents’ Guide to Cyber Safety

This simple list of ‘things to do’ was published in The Sunday Age September 18 2011 and it comes from the government website http://www.cybersmart.gov.au  It is a good reminder that there are a few things that parents can do to … Continue reading

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ACMA help your Teens deal with unwanted contact

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have published on their Cybersmart site guidelines for teens on how to deal with unwanted online contact. Unwanted contact can come from complete strangers or online friends that are acting inappropriately. This page will … Continue reading

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How Cybersmart Are You?

The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) have recently released this excellent video to provide information directly to parents. This weekend take just 5 minutes to watch this video and find out how cybersmart YOU are! ACMA have a section … 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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Call of Duty: Black Ops

The latest release in the popular ‘COD’ games series has broken all games records since its release on 9 November 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in over $US360 million in the first 24 hours and will continue to … Continue reading

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New interactive resource for parents created by ACMA

ACMA (Australian Communications and  Media Authority) have created an interactive cybersafety guide for parents which is available from their Cybersmart website. Each video is about 2 mins long and provides practical advice for parents on issues such as cyberbullying, sexting … Continue reading

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Cybersmart now on YouTube

The Government agency ACMA has established a YouTube channel for Cybersmart – their website offering advice for parents and children on cyber safety. The channel showcases a range of Cybersmart videos about current cybersafety issues including safe social networking, how … Continue reading

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Safe social networking covered in Cyberzine

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) have released the second issue of the Cybersmart program’s cybersafety newsletter, Cyberzine, with a section on safe social networking. Cyberzine keeps readers up to date with information about current issues, new resources … Continue reading

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