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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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Parents need help too!

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Most parents are lacking confidence and feel they are not well informed when it comes to cyber safety, and talking with their children about online security risks. This was the key finding of a major Australian Government surveyRead more »

Tackling the seedy cyber-underbelly

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This week saw the official launch of Australia’s high-speed National Broadband Network (NBN), the planned fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network that is promising users internet speeds of 100Mb/sec and more.  Fortuitously for Roar, Tasmania was selected as the first areaRead more »

Meme Play demo [VIDEO]

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 »

Australian Government Cyber-Safety Inquiry

Roar is preparing a submission to the Government’s Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety, due 25 June 2010. The terms of reference for the submission are as follows. (a) That a Joint Select Committee on… Read more »

Cyber-Safety standards

In the UK the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) recently reported that outstanding schools have a well-considered, active approach to keeping pupils safe when they are online, and help them to take responsibility for their… 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 »