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More and younger Aussie kids targeted by predators in 2019

Twenty-six Aussie kids have been rescued from internet sex predators in the past year, some younger than age five, according to official figures released this month. 

 
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YouTube paedophile investigation deepens

10-year-old Chrissy and her BFF Ella (not their real names) loved splashing around in the backyard pool. They also loved having a YouTube channel. And they really loved it when they saw their latest video of themselves had racked up ...

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | sexting | online predators | online pornography
Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

 
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When "everybody" has the app - except your child

You’re in the car with your 9-year-old and her precociously tech-savvy friend.

 
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It's the world's most popular app. And you've probably never heard of it.

The lip-synching app TikTok has just surpassed Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat as the most downloaded app in the world, following a recent buy-out and re-brand. There are now 500 million more reasons for parents to worry.

 
Parental Controls | online predators | digital parenting | online chat | smartphone
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 | online predators | digital parenting | online chat | smartphone
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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"Porn pressure" leading to sexting as early as Year 7

Kids are now sharing naked photos online as young as 11 and 12 - and so-called “porn pressure” is a likely reason why, say experts.

 
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Never smile at a crocodile

“As a former police officer of twenty-two years and undercover internet detective, as well as a father, I am uniquely qualified and passionate about informing parents of the online risks to their children. I’ve arrested over a thousand ...

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