Tag Archives: Digital Citizenship

What is Vine? Your Teens will be Twittering about It!

On Thursday Vine exploded onto the Social Media scene. It is an App that connects with Twitter. Fundamentally, Vine lets you make and share six-second video clips. It is easy to use and videos can be made straight from your … Continue reading

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New Privacy Settings on Facebook – Check them out!

Unless you know what you are looking for Facebook does not usually make it easy to find it! Recently Facebook has made changes to its Privacy Settings and you need to remind your teens to check their settings. There are two … Continue reading

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Hate your boss? Got a Hangover? Doing Drugs? – Embarrassing Facebook Posts Exposed!

A young 18-year-old named Callum Haywood who lives in Nottingham, England has created a website, called: “We know what you’re doing” and we think you should Stop! to reinforce, amongst his age group,  the very public and damaging nature of Facebook posts if … Continue reading

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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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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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Heartbreaker – a Like 4 a Hate!

In the online teen world the  ‘Like Button’ is synonomous with acceptance and it goes without saying that acceptance is the ultimate accolade at this age.  One of my students told me that once she has posted a picture of herself … Continue reading

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What is Snapchat? The New Sexting? Teens are on to It.

The risk to your digital reputation is high.  The opportunity to cyber bully is elevated.  The attack on cyber safety is raised.  A photo arrives on your phone, you have 7 seconds to view it and it disappears into thin air. You … Continue reading

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The Law is Catching Up – This is a ‘must have’ Conversation with your Teen!

On this site I will often draw to your attention what I call, ‘a teachable moment’.  We should grab these with glee as they are sometimes easy ways of getting a message across without sounding as if you are nagging … Continue reading

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Most Humiliating is the Embarrassing Pic on Facebook

More than anything else teens fear the posting of embarrassing photos of themselves. Many say that they cope with mean comments but they live in fear of someone taking a photo and posting it on one of the many social media networks … Continue reading

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What is Spotify? Your teens will be pleading for it – so will you! Is it safe?

Have you heard of Spotify yet? No doubt you will soon, as it landed in Australia early May. Spotify is a little like an old fashioned lending library for music.  It has 15 million songs available legally. You can download … Continue reading

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Guns, Boys and Facebook – A Teachable Moment!

Some say that the AOC have reacted too strongly by banning these boys from the Olympic Village after their event. But would you be happy if your sons posted a photo like this? What impression does it give of these boys? … Continue reading

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At 17 a teen sent a sext, 7 years later…..

If the term Cyber Safety causes teen eyes to roll, the words future Cyber Reputation often hit a wall with teens barely able to imagine themselves older than 18 let alone a twentysomething.  The definition of reputation implies thinking ahead and … 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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Social Media Policy for Students

In 2012 Ivanhoe published its first Social Media Policy for Students. You can find it on this site under School Policies and it is also in Student diaries. Some years ago Schools began feverishly writing Cyberbullying Policies for their Students … Continue reading

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