Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

When I first heard the term “Internet Safety” about 12 years ago, despite its serious nature,  I thought to myself, “Ugh. Could there be a more booooring topic?” It sounded about as interesting as the manual that came with my new vacuum cleaner. It took a while, but over time parents—myself included—became more aware and […]

Last week, thousands of Snapchat users had their privacy violated in the same manner as the victims of the now month-old celebgate: they had personal photos and videos shared across the Internet without their consent. Like celebgate, an assumed security protocol was found to either be poorly implemented or nonexistent. Like celebgate, it was found […]

She used to tell you everything. Her face lit up as she bounded into the car with her oversized backpack and began rattling off the details of her school day. Fast-forward just a few years.She’s easy to spot in the distance. She glances down as she scurries across the parking lot, her smile is frayed […]

Hi! Need a favour urgently and only you can help me.” “Yes, of course!” said I magnanimously. Who doesn’t like being a saviour, tell me? “My daughter has this project work to prepare over the weekend. She needs some information and pictures. Can you help her with it? I wouldn’t have normally bothered you but […]

If you have a musical teen who loves posting their latest creation to YouTube then you need to listen up. I have put together a list of Aussie singers who are now considered international successes who were discovered after uploading to the site – usually from the comfort of their bedrooms!  So, take note – […]