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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
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
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
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
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.
Minecraft Education Edition: A Snapshot for Parents and Educators
Minecraft Education Edition is a popular educational version of the beloved sandbox game, Minecraft, which has been designed specifically for learning purposes. It offers a wide range of benefits for children’s development, creativity and problem-solving skills while ensuring a safe and controlled environment. We explore how to use Minecraft Education Edition and highlight its safety features and the numerous advantages it brings to a child’s education.
Cyber Safety Project Program Effectiveness Report
In 2022, Cyber Safety Project engaged Lewers, an independent research agency, to help measure and understand the effectiveness of our program in schools. The results showed Cyber Safety Project’s program for school communities has a positive impact on students’ safety knowledge and behaviours, which is retained longitudinally.
Great Books to Keep Your Teen Safe and Well Online
Our top list of engaging books for teens, and their families, to help them stay safe, secure and well in the online world.
Omegle: chat anonymously to strangers online
With a tagline promoting connecting with online strangers, the notion of Omegle goes against the grain of what many of us would have been told growing up about steering clear from 'stranger danger'. Find out the dangers of Omegle's anonymous online chat platform and how you can keep your kids safe.
Similar to general wellbeing, digital wellbeing underpins the three key pillars of physical, mental and social health, but in an online sense. See our top tips for keeping your digital wellbeing in check.
Opel Kids Phone: The safest smartphone for kids
For years, parents have been reaching out to the Cyber Safety Project for tips, tricks and recommendations when introducing a child to their very first smartphone. Opel Mobile’s newest SmartKids Phone may be the answer we have all been looking for.
BeReal: Should your kids really be on there?
No filters. 2 minutes to post. Forward and backward facing camera. This is BeReal. Find out what you can do to help protect your child's safety and wellbeing if they are on this trending social media app.