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How to keep kids cyber-safe at school

The constant changes in technology can be overwhelming for schools. While the increasing adoption of online learning is transforming education, it’s also opening the door for sophisticated security threats, as well as a rise in cyber bullying, radicalisation and child ...

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Eight-year-olds ‘making pornography’: #esafety17

'Australia’s foremost cyber safety expert' Susan McLean has some news: the average age at which an Australian child first views pornography is now eight. Disturbing? Yes. Truthful? No. The statistic is "definitely not" supported by research, an academic expert in the ...

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It’s crunch time for teachers and data: expert

Referencing neither sit-ups, nor cornflakes, Kristin Fontichiaro advised a group of Victorian librarians to teach students to get crunchy. She was, of course, alluding to data. In Melbourne for a School Library Association of Victoria conference, Fontichiaro, a clinical assistant professor at the University of ...

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Instagram branded worst cyberbullying platform

If 'likes' are Instagram’s currency, having none of them can be humiliating. Worse yet, vicious comments, ‘hate’ accounts and sharing and doctoring of people's photos without permission can be damaging at best, and life-threatening at worst. While the latter situation is ...

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Internet addiction in the wired generation

According to recent figures, about twice annually, a gamer dies. In January 2015, A 32-year-old man was found dead in an internet cafe in Taiwan. In September that same year, a Russian teenager died after playing Defence of the Ancients ...

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USYD alumni seek to inspire, inform girls’ post-school choices

You probably wouldn't follow your careers advisor on Snapchat, but you might friend ENID Network. Sydney University graduates Nina Khoury (commerce and law) and Adriana Stefanatos (commerce) created the network: an all-female careers advice and networking platform for high school and university students. Instead of content-heavy formats or one-on-one interviews, ...

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Social media: realm of the young

Schools need to be on it to stay contemporary, so they must learn to manage the risks. By Erin Mayo. Social media. Like it or not, today’s students are more likely to have their heads buried in their Facebook page ...

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New tools, new skills

  Innovation is flourishing as our schools explore new strategies for teachers’ personal development, ranging from social media to video to face-to-face discussion. By Antonia Maiolo. Schools, teachers and organisations in Australia are taking up innovative approaches to support professional ...

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Tweet, follow or get out of the way

Educators are sharing ideas all over the world via Twitter and other social media tools. By Fran Molloy A Twit-ocracy of collaboration is levelling century-old institutional barriers across Australia, as teachers from independent, government and systemic schools share resources, ideas ...

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