The Cyber Safety Project Blog

All the latest in cyber safety and digital wellbeing.
Using Virtual Reality for Good

Using Virtual Reality for Good

While VR has certainly revolutionised the gaming and entertainment industries, its impact goes much deeper, touching various aspects of society and human experience. We’ve taken a look at five incredible ways industries are using VR technology in situations that would otherwise be dangerous, impossible or cost-prohibitive.
Essential Tech Trends for Australian Educators in 2024

Essential Tech Trends for Australian Educators in 2024

As educators in Australia, it’s crucial to stay informed about the latest technology trends, especially those that impact our classrooms. In 2024, several key tech topics demand our attention, ranging from AI ethics to the surge in digital threats such as blackmail and sextortion. This post will cut through the noise, providing you with the essential information you need to stay ahead and practical resources to help you empower your students in 2024.
Five Ways to Unplug for Global Day of Unplugging

Five Ways to Unplug for Global Day of Unplugging

In the fast-paced world we live in, it’s crucial for busy families to find time to disconnect from digital devices and reconnect with each other. Here are five simple and practical ways to unplug and rejuvenate. Why not make an unplug pledge and register for this year’s Global Day of Unplugging.
Digital Discipline: Five Ways to Foster Healthy Tech Habits in Kids

Digital Discipline: Five Ways to Foster Healthy Tech Habits in Kids

In this digital age, the virtual landscape is as much a part of our children’s environment as the physical one. Just as we teach our kids to navigate the complexities of the real world, it is crucial we guide them in developing healthy digital habits. This guidance will help them harness the positive aspects of technology while safeguarding their mental and emotional wellbeing.
The Digital Dilemma: Nurturing Mindful Screen Time for Children

The Digital Dilemma: Nurturing Mindful Screen Time for Children

In an age where digital landscapes dominate much of our daily lives, the impact of screen time on children has become a growing concern for parents and guardians. As these devices weave their way into the fabric of childhood, it’s crucial to recognise the benefits of ‘unplugging’ and to encourage a balanced relationship with technology.
Wholesome video games for kids

Wholesome video games for kids

Looking for some wholesome video games? Something the whole family will enjoy and will also leave your children with strong values and useful skills? We have some right here, along with some top tips for safe gaming.
Snap, Chat, Repeat: How Young People Are Interacting With AI Everyday

Snap, Chat, Repeat: How Young People Are Interacting With AI Everyday

Children are deeply entrenched in a digital world, continuously interacting with advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence as a part of their everyday. This article aims to enlighten parents about how children engage with AI and advanced technology that they may not wholly understand. By increasing the literacy of parents, we hope to empower you to have conversations with the children in your care about how they can use this technology safely and ethically.
My Mobile Network is Down, What Will I Do?

My Mobile Network is Down, What Will I Do?

In today's digital age, mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives. They help us stay connected, provide essential information, and even serve as a safety net in emergencies. However, what happens when the mobile network goes down, leaving you and your family without access to the internet or communication tools? In such situations, it's crucial to be prepared and have a plan in place to ensure your safety.
Friend or Foe: How to Spot a Catfish

Friend or Foe: How to Spot a Catfish

Catfishing is when someone pretends to be someone else on the internet, usually on social media or gaming platforms. Here we share some common warning signs to recognise a catfish and what you can do if you come across one.
The Power of Checking In: ‘R U OK?’ Day & Online Connections

The Power of Checking In: ‘R U OK?’ Day & Online Connections

At the Cyber Safety Project, we are deeply committed to ensuring that young people know what resources are out there if something is going wrong for them, both online and offline. Well-being is one of our central focuses. R U OK? Day is a day for initiating deep conversations and quick check-ins to connect with people before they are in crisis and to guide them in the right direction.
Digital Habits of Secondary Students

Digital Habits of Secondary Students

Insights gained from the Cyber Safety Project Digital Habits surveys provide our team with an in-depth look at the ways young people are accessing and engaging in the online world. These insights can also helps communities support their young people to have safe and positive online experiences.
How to Help Young People Transition to Secondary School

How to Help Young People Transition to Secondary School

There’s no doubt the transition to secondary school marks a huge milestone in a young person’s life. Amongst the excitement, parents and students can be overwhelmed by the challenges the transition to secondary school may bring, particularly when it comes to new online experiences. Here are four key areas to help students make a positive transition to secondary school.
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