Tag Archives: Cyberbullying

Mean Queen Tweens

My daughter is 11.  She came home yesterday and told me that 2 girls at her school were in trouble because they had said mean things to each other over the internet.  These girls had been best friends and now … 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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This Picture is meant to Shock!

Parents Urged to get Under 13s off Facebook. At the risk of nagging – can you please check for me that your tween is not on Facebook. If your child is, or is begging you to let them, I ask you this question: Would … Continue reading

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Are Emoticons a Defense In Cyberbullying?

“I’m going to kill you LOL!!!” “U R So Dead ;-)” Do those sound like threats or playful texts? A group of girls in Indiana are being accused of cyberbullying for sending their classmates threatening messages, but the girls are … Continue reading

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Should I Spy on my 11 Year Old on Facebook?

I guess it started after a Cyber Safety parent night at my daughter’s school. I was terrified that she might be cyberbullied.  That night I joined Facebook and did a search for her name just in case and to my horror … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying World Map – Australia Rated as 5th Worst

Australia is rated fifth in the world for cyber bullying but worst for cyber bullying on social networking sites in a survey by marketing research firm Ipsos. Do you monitor your child’s Facebook? I believe it is essential that you … Continue reading

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Social Media Code of Ethics by Students for Students!

Students Are Doing it For Themselves! Ivanhoe has introduced a new Cyber Safety student driven initiative called the Cyber Angels. Students themselves want to ensure that their peers are using Social Media appropriately and safely. They are preparing some guidelines that … Continue reading

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Mean Girls – My daughter is being bullied at School.

My daughter started Year 9 joyfully. She had two lovely friends and they were all together in the same class. They were estatic when they found that out last year. Then suddenly three weeks into this year she told me that she wanted to change schools. She … Continue reading

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Pinterest has Exploded! My Prediction? Teens will Fall Hopelessly in Love with it.

Surprise them. Know the latest in social media before they do!  The word is: teens are leaving Facebook for Pinterest. Pinterest lets you organize and share all things you find on the web that interest you such as Wedding Flowers or … Continue reading

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Back to School and Parents’ greatest fear is Cyber Bullying

In a recent article in the Brimbank Leader a survey revealed that, “up to 88 per cent of parents fear their children could be victims of cyberbullying.  Officeworks sampled more than 1000 Australian parents with children aged five to 14. … 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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Australian kids among the most cybersafe in the world

According to an article in the Herald Sun, Australian kids are among the most cybersafe in the world. They also log on to the internet at a younger age than their European counterparts. The article quotes from a report carried … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Licence for Teens – Could it Work?

“Queensland students will have to get a ‘licence’ to take mobile phones to school if a state government -commissioned report on cyber-bullying is accepted. The idea is among a dozen recommendations by anti-bullying expert Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and handed to … 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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Cyberbullying Short Film

This video appeared on Sunrise recently and, despite the distressing nature of the material, parents asked Sunrise to put it up on their website so that they could show their teenagers. I advise that you view it first and decide if … Continue reading

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