Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Internet Safety: Rules of the Road for Kids When we were growing up, a permanent record was something your school kept. Now, our kids create lasting records of their lives whenever they post something online. In a world where anything can be copied, pasted, altered and distributed in the blink of an eye to a vast invisible audience, kids must understand that they hold the key to what kind of reputation they create for themselves. Help kids help themselves As parents, it's up to us to help our kids understand the consequences of their actions and prepare them for the fact that the user name "FatGreenWizard" -- which might have been cute in 5th grade -- won't be so adorable at that first job interview. Rules of the Road for Kids 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
GetNetWise | You're one click away Home - Cyberbullying Research Center Keeping your child safe online | For parents Advice for parents about keeping your child safe when using the internet, social networking websites and online gaming. Cyberbullying 38% of young people have been affected by bullying online, through social networking websites or mobile phones. Our advice for parents can help. Find out more Sexting Creating, sending or receiving explicit images is increasingly common among children and young people. Find out more
CSRIU: Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use Pan-EU Youth | A place for young European Citizens to have their voices heard about technology issues that matter to them. Internet Safety As a parent, you wouldn't think of leaving your children alone in a strange neighbourhood, allowing them to stroll through an adult bookstore or let them wander aimlessly on a busy street or highway. Similarly, no responsible parent would permit their child to have secret meetings with strangers. The Internet, with all its benefits, presents new dangers to kids and parents need to be aware of those dangers. Parents need to be involved with their children's Internet experience. This guide has been designed to provide some basic information on what to look for and who to contact if a situation arises that requires assistance from an outside agency. In this new and dynamic environment we all need to work together to protect those who need us most.
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Facebook defends looser restrictions on teen usage Facebook has defended its decision to make the posts of its teenage users more visible, claiming that “teenagers are expert at controlling who they share things with”. The social networking site says that it has tightened privacy settings for users aged between 13 to 17, restricting the sharing of posts to friends only by default. The previous default included friends of friends, who might not be directly known by the user. The company has also introduced “additional tools to help educate teens on the implications of sharing a post with a public audience, with reminders as they post”, explained a Facebook spokesperson. “This means they have to make a conscious choice before they share publicly. “We think it is better that teens can choose to share publicly on Facebook than spend time elsewhere on the web where safety tools and resources are limited.” Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online, concurred. She also argued for an understanding of the rights at stake.
IPTV and internet video delivery models: video content services over IP in Australia Australians are increasingly able to view video content on their own terms, including when, where and how they want it, according to this report. The report is part of the ACMA’s ongoing research program into the application of emerging technologies. It provides taxonomy of the new delivery models and discusses the changes to the commercial environment. The report identifies that, while traditional content viewing services such as free-to-air and subscription broadcasting still form the overwhelming backbone for video and television content viewing in Australia, there has been a material increase in the number of alternative distribution methods – with several using the internet. The report suggests that one in five Australians have already viewed full-length television programs over the internet and one in eight have viewed full-length films.