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Internet Safety


Social security numbers - are they so secure?

Denyse O'Leary | 14 Nov 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: confidence, finance, internet safety


Is the Internet safe? Well, is our neighbourhood safe?

Denyse O'Leary | 28 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet safety


No, your Internet connection is not safe

Denyse O'Leary | 11 Apr 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet safety


Parents must get serious about protecting children online—Aussie police

Bill West | 19 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: internet safety, parental respsonsibility
Australian police have warned parents that they have to do more to protect their children from online based sexual abuse.


Parents urged to intervene in teens’ online life

William West | 28 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, internet safety, social media
Conferences around the world are urging parents and teachers to take a stronger line in young people's digital activities.


Teens hiding online activity from parents

Mariette Ulrich | 29 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: internet safety
The online security company McAffee has been conducting surveys into internet use and behaviour. A recent survey found that in 2012, 70 percent of teens (aged 13-17) reported having hidden online behaviour from parents. This was up from 45 percent of teens in 2010. "There's a lot more to do on the Internet today, which ultimately means there's a lot more to hide," said McAfee spokesman Robert Siciliano.


Protecting children online

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet safety, pornography
Opt-in filtering for porn would be a great help to parents. Why should it be so difficult?


Boy, 12, in court for copying porn film

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: internet safety, pornography
While Britons debate controls on internet porn, a case involving children has come to light which lends weight to the argument for more effective controls.


Protecting children from online porn

| 29 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: internet safety, pornography
A UK parliamentary report calls for network level filtering of porn to protect children. The MPs say device level filters are not doing that job.


If only Anthony Weiner had read this advice…

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, internet safety, parenting
"Inappropriate internet behaviors are a reflection of reality. The key is not simply to think before you post, but think before you do anything at all, before you even take that picture.”


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