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For parents looking for ways to manage their children's online access, new parental controls offer more features and flexibility than previous versions. They are neither overly restrictive nor too easy to defeat and don't prey on parents' fears about online risks. Read more on the Common Sense Media read more »
Today is Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'. Held in more than 90 countries and this year celebrating its 11th anniversary, Safer Internet Day is recognised across Europe, North America, South America and the Asia-Pacific region. In Australia Cybersmart will be in schools across read more »
Technology is meant to make our lives easier but health experts are warning that excessive amounts of screen time also affects childhood development, and parents should limit the use of smart devices. Conor Duffy reports on ABC 7.30 27 January 2014 read more »
The Abbott Government is moving forward on its plans to enhance online safety for children, today issuing a discussion paper seeking comment on proposed policy measures including: establishing a Children's E-Safety Commissioner, developing an effective complaints system, backed by legislation, getting harmful material down fast from large social media sites; and examining whether there read more »
The South Australian Deputy Premier John Rau has today announced funding for the next three years, which will support ACCM’s development of a new Apps review service, and the continuation of its award winning Know Before You Go movie reviews. The Apps review service, Know Before You Load, will read more »