Because teenage boys and girls behave differently online, girls are more at risk for cyberbullying, and intervention needs to take this into account.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
Cyber safety can mean a different thing for those living in remote Indigenous communities, and it needs to be managed carefully.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told Q&A that the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has investigated 11,000 cases of cyberbullying and can fine social media firms $17,000 a day. Is that true?
Telling girls and young women to 'be careful what images you share' contributes to the shaming and humiliation of victims by placing the responsibility back onto them for their own humiliation.
No matter how many times people are warned to set strong secure passwords, many don't. So why do people take the risk? And is there anything else they can do to be more secure online?
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids' development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.