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India Inc takes on Cyber-bullying!

India might have a solution.  A Global Youth Online Behaviour Survey released by Microsoft found that instances of children being harassed by cyber bullying are on the increase in countries like China, Singapore and India. Globally, India is third behind China and Singapore.  … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Law….Teen in Tassie takes her own life

Chloe was 15.  Full of the vitality of life, with a beautiful family, including a gorgeous big sister.  She was inundated via social media with nasty, petty, spiteful messages from teens who should know better and yet were either the … Continue reading

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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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Facebook Post Leads to the Arrest of 2 Teenagers on Bullying Charges

After 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick killed herself last month, The Age reported that, ‘one of her  tormenters continued to make comments  about her online, even bragging about the  bullying, a sheriff said on  Tuesday.   The especially callous remark hastened the arrest … Continue reading

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Students Suspended for Cyberbullying

PARENTS are being warned about the dangers of social media after  students from one of Adelaide’s most reputable public schools were suspended for  cyber bullying.    Unley High School principal Susan Cameron told the Sunday Mail there  had been a “serious … 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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Call to tighten the laws around social media

In the past few weeks there have been a number of disturbing cases of cyber bullying and harassment involving the micro-blogging website Twitter. Both Charlotte Dawson (Australia’s Next Top Model judge) and Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers NRL captain) have been on the receiving end … Continue reading

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What is Qooh.me? Your tweens and teens are all over it!

Yet another social media site that our teens and tweens are flocking to and one which parents need to know about.  Qooh.me  allows users to ask one another questions anonymously.  Think about that? Vincent Mabuza, left is the founder. The site … 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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Cyber Backlash at First Love’s Break Up

The end of a first love is crushing – more soul destroying and more hurtful than almost any other.  As a teenager it can be excruciating, managing the feelings of rejection and feeling wounded and rebuffed. Teenagers’ emotional lives often … 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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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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Gossip website shocks Germany

We bring you these articles because we find that once a website becomes popular in Europe or America it is not long before we see evidence of it being used in Australia. Our aim is to keep parents one step ahead of the cybersafety issues … Continue reading

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Facebook Launch New Anti-Bullying Tools

Last week at a White House anti-bullying event hosted by President Barack and Michelle Obama Facebook launched a new suite of anti-bullying tools aiming to “create a culture of respect” amongst users of the social networking site. Facebook’s changes are centred … Continue reading

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