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The metaverse: Brave new world - or an upgrade for predators?

Mixing kids and adult strangers in a self-moderated online environment ... What could possibly go wrong?

 
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Predators and cyberbullies: 'Make my day' says eSafety Commissioner

A new law gives teeth to Australia's eSafety Commissioner to hold tech companies accountable for online abuse. 

 
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Kids consistently exposed to 'stomach-churning' content in 2021

A study that tracked the online activity of nearly six million kids, found 90% of teens and two-thirds of tweens consistently encountered "stomach-churning" messages around drugs, sex, and self-harm.

 
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Roblox X-rated content shock

On Roblox, pornographic material sits right alongside kids’ innocent game creations.  And that’s despite efforts by Roblox to block it.

 
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'But Mum, Everybody Has TikTok!' What Parents of Tweens Need to Know

On the fence about TikTok for your tween? These five facts might help you decide.

 
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Pssst. I have a secret ... 'Whisper' is a predator's dream

Kids sharing their deepest, darkest secrets with sympathetic strangers online? What could possibly go wrong?

 
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Everything you always wanted to know about TikTok ...

It’s the biggest online phenomenon of the year - possibly of any year. It’s also been plagued with controversy over explicit content and privacy issues.

 
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He's not a predator, mum. He's my boyfriend.

Most of the time, it starts with the most normal-sounding introduction - frequently used with dozens of girls simultaneously. Make sure your daughter isn’t one of them. Here are the lines, and the signs, to watch out for.

 
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The secret codes predators are using to snare kids - and fool parents

During the global pandemic, child predators have taken to trawling homework sites for potential victims - and with more kids online for longer than ever before, they’re finding them. Specialised code is helping them to escape detection.

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