Tag Archives: Cyber Crime

Police Arrest 15 year old using Kik

It hasn’t happened in Australia yet but it is only a matter of time.  In the US police have arrested and charged a teen in Florida who sent hundreds of threatening text and computer messages to 3 other teen girls, telling one of … 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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Top Ten Email Scammer Tips

Some parents allow children, as young as 5 or 6 to hold an email account.  The list below, of the many scams that prey on email users, helps to explain why most email providers expect account holders to be 13 and over. To keep them cyber safe, … 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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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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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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