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A School's Guide for Managing Tik Tok

There are students at your school using Tik Tok - probably most of them. Use of the social video app by students has exploded over the past couple of years and many schools are struggling to deal with the impact. Students skipping school, broadcasting indecent videos in uniform and distraction from learning are just a few of the side-effects impacting schools, but is it all ...

 
Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | Social Media | online pornography | classroom management | hate speech
Where do your students really go when they go online?

Smartphones that slip into a backpocket and tablets that tuck into schoolbags have allowed kids to inhabit a digital world largely invisible to the grown-ups - and seemingly impossible to supervise.

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | Social Media | smartphones | wellbeing | mental health | primary school
Mental health crisis in primary years linked to screen-time, social media

Primary school kids as young as five are self-harming, acting out and suffering from mood disorders at unheard-of rates - and social media and smartphones are being identified as a major contributing factor.

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | Social Media | cyberbullying | classroom management | distraction
Seymour College commits to school community cyber safety

In the lead-up to its centenary and as part of its commitment to reduce bullying, one of Australia’s leading private schools for girls is making Family Zone protection mandatory on all learning devices for younger students outside of ...

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | Social Media | school administrator | fights | video recording
Students filming fights: How should schools respond?

When it comes to students filming fights on or off-campus, the result can be a knockout punch for community wellbeing.

 
Screen time | Social Media | vpn | Fortnite | screens in school | machine learning
Fortnite and VPNs: Weapons of mass distraction

Fortnite is the most popular game on the planet right now - and it’s reportedly fuelling a massive spike in VPN use by students around the globe.

 
Screen time | Social Media | cyberbullying | screens in school
Cyberbullying: Practical tips for parents

As Mark Twain famously observed, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 
Screen time | Social Media | screens in school | ADHD
Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | Monkey | video chat
Monkey see, Monkey DON'T

A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?

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