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Internet Safety 05/09/2009 (a.m.)

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on May 9, 2009
  • TEENAGERS should think twice before posting personal information and photos on the internet, as they might come back to haunt them, privacy experts warn. Young people risked losing jobs or being embarrassed by teachers and relatives viewing party pictures or sexually explicit images uploaded on social networking websites.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digital_footprint, sexting

    • TEENAGERS should think twice before posting personal information
      and photos on the internet, as they might come back to haunt them,
      privacy experts warn.

      Young people risked losing jobs or being embarrassed by teachers
      and relatives viewing party pictures or sexually explicit images
      uploaded on social networking websites, Victoria’s Privacy
      Commissioner Helen Versey said.

      Ms Versey and privacy commissioners from the Asia-Pacific region
      and Canada will today launch “Think
      before you upload
      “, an animated, online video warning young
      people of the dangers of documenting their life on the
      internet.

  • One of the most overlooked issues with the Internet has to do with sending pictures/video of yourself by email or instant messaging (IM), or posting them to a social networking or photo sharing site. Once these pictures/video are sent, there’s no way for you to regain full control.

    Tags: ad4dcss, sexting, digital_communication

  • Parents have been urged to confiscate their children’s mobile phones at night and monitor computer use after two year 9 students from the prestigious Sydney girls’ school Ascham were forced to leave the school because of cyber-bullying.

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying

    • PARENTS have been urged to confiscate their children’s mobile
      phones at night and monitor computer use after two year 9 students
      from the prestigious Sydney girls’ school Ascham were forced to
      leave the school because of cyber-bullying.
  • The rise of new technologies such as video texting, internet chatrooms and social networking sites has allowed bullies to invade homes and exposed their prey to torment around the clock.

    Tags: ad4dcss, digial_communication

    • BACKYARD bullies have moved into cyberspace with such speed and
      aggression that police, governments and lawyers are testing new
      ways of slowing their spread.
  • THE mother of a former student at the prestigious Sydney girls’ school embroiled in a cyber-bullying scandal has spoken out about the claimed culture of intimidation at Ascham. The woman said yesterday, on condition of anonymity, that her daughter had been forced to leave the school after becoming the target of bullies.”There is a culture of bullying at the school which has been going on for years,” she said. “These days it is cyber bullying, when my daughter was there it was text messages.”

    Tags: ad4dcss, cyberbullying, text_messaging

    • THE mother of a former student at the prestigious Sydney girls’
      school embroiled in a cyber-bullying
      scandal
      has spoken out about the claimed culture of
      intimidation at Ascham.

      The woman said yesterday, on condition of anonymity, that her
      daughter had been forced to leave the school after becoming the
      target of bullies.

  • Privacy Awareness Week is an annual promotion by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) group. This year, Privacy Awareness Week will be held in May for the first time. The Week will see a variety of programs and initiatives hosted by public and private sector organizations from across the Asia-Pacific region to promote awareness of privacy rights and responsibilities.

    Tags: ad4dcss, privacy, digital_footprint

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