The Cybersmart website has released a new guide to social networking and online friends for young adults. They advise: Limit your friend list—don’t ‘friend’ random people Protect your privacy—don’t share your password and set your profile to private Your personal details are valuable—don’t share them Protect your reputation—keep it clean and ask yourself: would you [...]
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Google has set up a ‘Good to Know‘ page that outlines resources to help keep you and your data safe on the web. Addressing issues such as: cookies malware strong passwords family safety centre private browsing and search logs, there’s plenty of information to help keep you and your family safe.
Twitter has developed a Help Centre which includes tips for parents and teenagers. Topics for parents include: What you can do: Understand Twitter Remember Twitter is a public space Protect passwords Use online safety to connect with your child Keep a healthy life balance Encourage critical thinking Think before Tweeting Block and ignore When it has [...]
YouTube can be a fantastic resource for adults and children alike, but there can be issues with content and comments. On the back of this, YouTube has developed a support site for parents which includes: safety tips safety modes commenting reporting inappropriate content reporting inappropriate contact children’s profiles and more Access the page here.
Social media blog Mashable has published a Q & A with Scott Steinberg, author of parenting book called The Modern Parent’s Guide. Scott addresses social media pitfalls in this interview. Topics include: How has technology changed parenting? How can parents best protect their children from online threats while respecting their privacy? A wide range of products [...]
It’s nearly school holidays, a time when many grandparents spend time with their grandchildren. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has devised tips for grandparents in regards to their keeping their grandchildren safe online. Sit together with your children or grandchildren at the computer. Ask your family to show you how the internet can [...]