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Cyber Experts digital citizenship smartphone

Beyond cyber safety

Digital citizenship starts with safety - but it doesn’t end there.

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Are phone bans educationally sound?

Phone bans at school simply don’t work, many educators argue. And isn’t the whole idea counterproductive in today’s digital age?

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Six ways students are hacking your firewall

Watching YouTube. Playing Fortnite. Maintaining a SnapStreak. Commenting on YOLO. Bingeing on Riverdale. Sneaking porn. ‘gramming pretty much everything.

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Family Zone Classroom: Your superpower for managing student internet

As an educator, you don’t need x-ray vision to figure out that you and your students aren’t always on the same page.

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'Krunker' has landed. How will your school defend itself?

Move over Fortnite. There’s a new free-for-all game that’s blowing up in schools and homes all over Australia. Think Call of Duty-style first-person shooter with a Roblox-like aesthetic that anybody can play free in their browser, on almost any device - no downloads required.

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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.

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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.

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How Zone Manager benefits your school's families

Schools can protect student devices while they're on the school network. But what happens when those devices travel home?

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Senior educator endorses use of phones to enhance learning

If we ban phones from classrooms, are we passing up an opportunity for learning?

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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 school hours, and optional for older students.

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