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Experts advise caution on cyber safety program targeting children as young as four

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THE FEDERAL Government’s efforts to teach children as young as four about cyber safety must not sexualise or scandalise innocent minds, a relationships educator has cautioned. Paul Ninnes, whose organisation Real Talk Australia delivers sexual integrity presentations to 30,000 students in Catholic and state schools every year, responded to the announcement that the Australian Federal Police’s ThinkUKnow cyber safety program ... Read More »

Catholic education leaders support Queensland premier’s plans to stop bullying

QUEENSLAND’S key advocate for Catholic schools believes Australian leaders can help reduce bullying among young people by examining how they behave in public. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry was among 40 stakeholders invited to a bullying and cyberbullying roundtable discussion hosted by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on January 29. The meeting came after the shock suicide ... Read More »

Expert helps Catholic educators keep children safe online

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CYBER bullying, sexting and the sharing of personal information are issues of significant concern for Queensland schools, families and communities. However, blaming technology and restricting young people’s use of the Internet, iPads or mobile phones is not the answer, according to a cyber-bullying expert, Professor Donna Cross. Speaking at a Queensland Catholic educators forum on cyberspace and student wellbeing, Prof ... Read More »

Cyber ‘slums’ where online abusers prowl need pastoral care

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A NEW kind of ghetto needs the Church’s presence and people’s solidarity: the “digital slum” where cyber bullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant, speakers at a Vatican news conference said. Online harassment and abuse were “a new form of violence” against many young people and children, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Cardinal Peter Turkson ... Read More »

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