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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with his wife Jenny Morrison, used a campaign rally at the Breakers Country Club in Wambarel to speak about online safety on May 5 2019. Mick Tsikas /AAP

Coalition plans to improve online safety don’t address the root cause of harms: the big tech business model

It's easy to legislate for new offences and more incarceration. It's harder – and more expensive – to ensure the community is safer in the long term. This involves addressing causes, not effects.
Everyone’s using technology – but they’re not all as safe as they could be. Akhenaton Images/Shutterstock.com

What teenagers need to know about cybersecurity

A cybersecurity expert offers tips to keep high schoolers safe on mobile devices, computers, games and social media.
Research shows that children are less likely to cyberbully others if they believe that the adults in their life would punish them for it. (Shutterstock)

Cyberbullying: Four steps to protect your kids

Research shows that parents play the most important role in prevention of cyberbullying. Here are four ways they can step up for their kids.
Digital documents are not nearly as easy to retrieve. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

Estate planning for your digital assets

What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
While digital footprints are considered to be a liability, if managed well they can be an asset. Shutterstock

Why children should be taught to build a positive online presence

When it comes to online spaces, children are usually taught about cyber safety and keeping information private, but curating a positive digital footprint could actually benefit them later in life.
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack. (Shutterstock)

World War Three is being waged in cyberspace

Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?

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