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Do We have Safer Children in a Digital World?

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Us Online references the current cyber-safeguarding literature, and foremost draws on Safer Children in a Digital World: The Report of the Byron Review (2008), and arguments for empowering children and young people to keep themselves safe. This report commissioned by the UK Government provided the foundation for the first two versions of Us Online. In her follow-up… Read more »
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Meme Play [Us Online v2]

Meme Play simulates the online world, warts and all. When you play the Meme game you pit yourself against a barrage of cyber threats and negative online events, as you attempt to navigate the online world safely and securely. Meme… Read more »

National Year 6 and 10 ICT Literacy results 2008

National Year 6 and 10 ICT Literacy results 2008

11,000 kids were tested in October 2008, as part of the National Assessment Program (NAP) three-year cycle looking at the ICT literacy of Australian school children. The report on that assessment is published as 2008 National ICTRead more »

Australian national curriculum & ICT

Skills and understanding for participation in new and emerging technologies will be a key feature of the Australia’s new national curriculum . ICT skills and understanding are recognised as a ‘general capability’, together with ‘ethical behaviour’, ‘intercultural understanding’, and ‘literacy’… Read more »

Building Innovation: Learning with Technologies

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According to its forward by the renowned educator James Bosco, Kathryn Moyle’s monograph is a lucid, comprehensive and thoughtful analysis. It provides a very good basis for understanding the challenges we face in securing a full measure of… Read more »

Do we need to train and license internet users?

Do we need to train and license internet users?

sub64 Roar Roar’s submission to the Federal Government’s Inquiry into Cyber Crime proposed that people need to be ‘trained’ to certified standards for safe, ethical and responsible use of digital technologies. Appearing before the House… Read more »

EU Kids Online: report of three-year study

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Findings across Europe suggest that for online teenagers, the rank ordering of risks experienced is fairly similar. Giving out personal information is the most common risky behaviour, followed by encountering pornography online, then by seeing violent or hateful… Read more »