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The Porn Curriculum: What it's teaching your students

A new survey has confirmed what many educators already suspect: that boys and girls are consuming online porn at ever-younger ages, and accepting its often brutal “messaging” at face value - with disastrous outcomes for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Cyber Experts Mobile Apps classroom management

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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Bullying and gender: It's not what you think

Move over, mean girls. Turns out the popular stereotype that females have a monopoly on backbiting, social exclusion and cruel gossip is just that: a stereotype. Boys do the exact same thing.

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Cyber Experts Mobile Apps BYOD

How technology is changing education

BYOD (bring your own device)

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Child-on-child sexual assault rising in schools

Child-on-child sexual assaults are on the rise “across all education sectors and demographics” in what experts are saying are copycat attacks - as kids re-enact the pornography they’ve viewed online.

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Cyber Experts Mobile Apps cyberbullying

Responding to cyberbullying: The top 10 tips for schools

One in five Australian students are victims of cyberbullying, and one in four reports of online harassment include “direct threats of violence or harm,” according to e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant. And the problem is becoming “more complex, urgent and serious” she told the National Press Club earlier this month.

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Cyber Experts Mobile Apps online pornography

Managing student wellbeing online

The new system has given me a lot of great data to work with. That means kids at risk get flagged in a visual way so I can follow that up with our wellbeing team. For us, that’s a big positive. And it’s one of the main reasons we wanted the product in the first place, for our at-risk students.

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Mobile Apps Parental Controls handwriting

Who needs handwriting?

Six-year-old Patrick sees an occupational therapist every week. His challenge?  To learn how to hold a pencil.

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Mobile Apps Parental Controls well-being

Cyber safety - or student well-being?

Cyber safety is simple, according to online safety specialist John Parsons. It's not really about technology at all; it's about student well-being.

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Mobile Apps Parental Controls at-risk students

Identifying at-risk students

The online and physical worlds are merging in every sphere of modern life - and education is no exception. The resulting risks are well known. But there are also benefits. Schools’ ability to identify at-risk students is one of them.

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