A recent government roundtable proposed stricter profile verification conditions as a response to safety concerns on dating apps. But research suggests users want something else.
School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
The risk of experiencing harm online is real, especially for children – but decades of research don’t support the alarmist tropes used in these conversations.
For teachers, technology is an important and useful tool. But they and their students need more guidance.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
The government is proposing upheavals to online content regulation, but that won’t be enough to make the internet safer.
Initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing, most of Discord’s current users build and maintain online communities – though not always very big ones.
A recent BBC investigation into the app VRChat has prompted concerns about children’s safety in virtual spaces.
A higher quality discussion emerged among commenters allowed to use personas instead of their real names.
As winter draws in, Australians don’t just have to prepare for tax time — they must also be on the watch for scams.
More than 30 million people play Roblox every day - and millions also make their own games for the booming kid-friendly digital platform.
Cultivating ‘cyber-wisdom’ could help children make smarter decisions online.
Children aged eight to 12 need to understand the dangers of social media aren’t just from online predators.
One website dedicated to tracking stolen passwords suggests there are details of currently more than 10 billion compromised accounts available online.
Digital play can be a great substitute for play in the physical world. Research shows playing on a screen builds many of the same skills.
When it comes to discussing pornography and sexuality with their children, parents have to learn to be quiet and listen.
Zoom-bombing disrupts people’s use of the Zoom platform for work, study and socializing. Zoom-bombing events have included racist and misogynist attacks on users.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
Parents should have conversations with children from a young age about cybersecurity if they’re to develop the skills needed to be safe online.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let’s support them through the highs and lows.