Online disrespect and the spread of misinformation reveals how suspectable we are in a digital age.

SENIOR BYTE  False (or partially false) information spread in times of an emergency can: Hinder your ability to find factual information you need to know how to keep yourself safe; Place people’s physical and financial safety at risk; Divert the time agencies, involved in keeping us all safe, spend on the CORE issues; Delay help getting to those that need […]

Free Apps and Games!

PRIMARY BYTE If we use our special online superpower of Reasoning (one of the 4Rs of online safety) we can examine if those free games and apps are really free or if  there is a catch? The questions we need to ask are:  Why is if free? And, what do they want from us? The saying ‘it is too good to be […]

Respecting each other’s privacy and help available online

SENIOR BYTE First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019. We have heard about the privacy risks online before: Online abuse (cyberbullying); Image-based abuse; Over sharing; Not protecting your personal information; and Treating online friends as real friends. We have also heard of the real-world repercussions before: Long term trust and reputational damage (for years); Unwanted contact; and Financial damage or missing […]

How do you make good choices online?

PRIMARY BYTE First appeared in Anglican Cyber Tuesdays 14/05/2019.  When you have a tricky situation or decision to make online try this: Think about your options. Evaluate what would happen if you followed each of these options. Choose the best option with the best outcome for yourself and any other people involved. Ask for assistance, as some choices maybe hard […]