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 […]

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 […]

Cyber BYTES eBook1 2019

Updated Sections! A collected and updated version of Cyber BYTES issues released in 2017-2018 is now available.  This contains helpful hints for parents and students. Contents Include: click here Being Real Online  Your Digital Footprint  Dealing with Fake News Before You Post  10 Good Rules for Social Media  12 Security Tips for Everyone Online Gaming    Cyberbullying  Cyberbullying and the […]

Get started now with the ACSC checklist

The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) goal is to make our communityt the safest place to connect online.  The ACSC has developed aneasy  guide to assist in reducing the risk from cyber criminals and threats online. This checklist is designed for you to spend for a couple of minutes a day over 6 days checking your passwords, increasing your security awareness […]

Parents and Carers Advice

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (OESC) is the Australian authority for responding to online matters Check out the new parents and carers section of the eSafety Commissioner’s website. This contains straight forward advice on the big 6 issues (pornogrphy, grooming, sexting, time online, gaming and cyberbullying) and has another section with advice about online basics and taming technology.  OESC […]

Beyond Safer Internet Day 2019

Keep youth safe online with the ‘4Rs’ On Safer Internet Day 2019, on 5 February, the Anglican Schools Commission hosted an online event with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner (OESC) for Anglican school students in Years 4-6. 11 schools participated in the event across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The session targeted the ‘4Rs’ of cyber safety: respect, […]

Educate and Engage

Anglican AIDE: Application Internet Device Educate and Engage your Child As parents and carers, we are the custodians of our family’s online environment, but this can be a challenge due to distractions, fear of the unknown rhetoric, ‘techno guilt’ (worrying about what we do/don’t do or allow) and often changing and sometimes contradicting advice.  Consider navigating the online world using […]

Anglican Schools eSports Exhibition QUT 2018

QUT eSports Exhibition Kicks off Anglican Competition Congratulations to Matthew Flinders Anglican School for winning the inaugural 2018 Anglican Schools eSports Exhibition! The competition was held on the 28th November at the QUT Arena, Australia’s first university gaming arena. Congratulations to all participating teams you were all truly wonderful ambassadors for your school!  The cheering, the laughter, the teamwork, the resilience […]