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.
It’s more or less a digital party trick: an app that uses artificial intelligence to produce plausible alterations to facial characteristics - either ageing subjects’ images or making them appear younger.
A decoy app is a sneaky on-device tool that lets anybody hide secret photos, videos and messages, under the cover of an innocent-looking icon. Hide It Pro is one of the most popular - and easiest for parents to spot.
Everybody loves a good Facebook quiz. You know, “Which Game of Thrones character are you?” Which Disney villain Is actually your alter-ego?” “What kind of pet were you in your past life?”
Can privacy settings alone keep them safe? Mum Amber Petersen learned the answer the hard way.
Digital dirty tricks are easy to pull off - and getting easier every day.
They may not come with an upfront cost, but those “free” games may be profiting from your child’s personal data, selling it to the highest bidder in an increasingly cut-throat digital marketplace.
A raft of recent scandals has called into question Facebook’s commitment to user privacy. But while the platform plays Whack-a-Mole with allegations of unethical data harvesting, what’s a user to do?
With online privacy on everybody’s minds these days - thank you, Mr. Zuckerberg - what better time for parents to consider the consequences of what experts are calling “oversharenting”?