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WHO’S WATCHING YOU?

August 12, 2015

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The Government will have access to our metadata – but who do you already share your private information with? It has been announced that new laws on metadata retention have passed Parliament in Australia, effectively making it legal for the government to access information including all of our online activity, who we have called and […]

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CYBER CRIMES

June 11, 2015

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The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has a page for victims of cyber-bullying. It says: Talk to Someone Keep a Record Stay Positive Try to work it out yourself (if it’s safe) Block the bully and don’t respond. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is all good advice. But there is one piece […]

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ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?

June 3, 2015

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My phone saves me on a regular basis. It saves me from boredom by always providing me with a new Instagram or Facebook post to glance at while I’ve got nothing better to do (or have heaps of stuff to do but want something to procrastinate with). It saves me in awkward situations by providing […]

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BEWARE OF THE TROLLS

May 18, 2015

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Do you remember the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff? You know, three goats that want to cross the bridge to get to the meadow, but the troll who lives beneath the bridge won’t let them pass, and threatens to gobble them up? You’d be forgiven for thinking that trolls are simply the product […]

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YOU’VE GOT THE JOB!

April 29, 2015

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If a party happens but there’s no record of it happening on Facebook, was it really a party? In our teenage years popularity is social capital and most of us are greedy, pouting buggers. There’s no need to pretend we don’t care about how we’re portrayed, or portray ourselves, on Facebook. It’s perfectly normal to […]

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CYBER AFFIRMATION vs CYBER BULLYING

March 31, 2015

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Real talk: I know cyber-bullying is an uncomfortable topic – hell, I feel uncomfortable just writing the words! When I hear ‘cyber-bullying’, what I think about are cheesey videos telling me not to talk to pedophiles and the not-so-subtle positioning of the family computer where my parents watch my little bro playing Minecraft. Unfortunately for […]

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TOP 10 WAYS TO INTERNET

January 12, 2015

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…Like A Rookie. 1. Do you make sure that when sending your phone number to someone, you never just send it in a private message? If so, you’re off to a good start. Always ensure personal details are broadcast loud and clear to the entire Internet audience, a la Charlie Sheen attempting to send Justin […]

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THE POWER OF A SCREENSHOT

January 6, 2015

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We’ve all done it… sent an unflattering SnapChat and had it screenshot by one of your so-called friends. And yes, we’ve all been that so-called friend who screenshots the moment in your SnapChat friend’s life where they are at their ugliest. But how can you prevent one of these screenshots getting into the wrong hands? […]

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