Category Archives: Online Predators

Advice on keeping kids safe from online predators

70 Schools Targeted In International Porn Ring

70 Schools Targeted In International Porn Ring

  As I get ready to head off to speak at another parent Cyber Safety education evening tonight, the news about a forum hosting nude photos of underage girls from over 70 Australian schools has been revealed. No doubt there will be questions tonight from the parents about this horrific story. Cyber safety educators, parents, police… Continue Reading

What To Do About Sexting And Teens?

What To Do About Sexting And Teens?

A Recent study by Plan International shows an alarming amount of teenage girls are being pressured into sending nude photos or “Sexting”. Almost all surveyed thought it was unacceptable to be asked to send sexting photos, but many of the girls surveyed felt very uncomfortable reporting such solicitations. The survey also showed that many girls were receiving… Continue Reading

How To Hide Your Facebook Friends List From Scammers

How To Hide Your Facebook Friends List From Scammers

My No1 tip for safety on Facebook from scammers or not so nice “Friends” is to hide your Facebook Friend List. When you signed up to Facebook all your information that you input, including your friends that you added to your profile was by default public. The privacy settings for your friends list however, is… Continue Reading

Parents Need To Watch Out For Apple’s Game Centre

Parents Need To Watch Out For Apple’s Game Centre

Apple’s default “Game Centre” app has been around since 2010. It’s a sort of social media gaming app, where your child can link up with other game players also using Apple devices and be part of leader boards, check achievements and scores and connect to play games online together like Clash Of Clans, Minecraft and more.… Continue Reading

Cyber Stalkers – Strangers Targeting Kids Online

Cyber Stalkers – Strangers Targeting Kids Online

I appeared with psychologist Victoria Kasunic on Channel 9’s “Mornings” To discuss the latest new on Google maps sharing our locations and the story that a mother reported that her son was contacted by a terrorist from I.S. The Google maps issue came to light when a few folks put in their name or Twitter… Continue Reading

Do Scare Tactics Work For Cyber Safety?

Do Scare Tactics Work For Cyber Safety?

Last week I received a message from a parent who asked me for a referral to a video that showed a real life scenario that she could show her 13 year old daughter that would give her daughter a bit of a scare, and show her that there are people on the internet that could be dangerous.… Continue Reading