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#51 ERipley

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:06 PM

View PostMrsCee, on 10 August 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:



We have had several visits to our school by one of Australia’s foremost Cyber Safety Experts, The Cyber Safety Lady.

https://thecybersafetylady.com.au/

I’ve sat through multiple presentations by her (and others over the years) to both students and parents.

Her main concern was the ability of kids to simply keep following links to highly inappropriate content, including sexual, violent and language. Those seemingly innocuous videos of others playing video games can have highly adult concepts and language.

She also expressed concern at the commercialisation that is rampant.

Another of her concerns was the lack of efficacy of the filters and restrictions.

It was actually a suggestion from her to limit kids to paid TV subscription services (Netflix kids or Foxtel Kids)  and ABC apps.

I know I certainly don’t know everything about the internet and it’s pitfalls, so I take the advice of the experts.

ETA: From the Cyber Safety Lady website above in 2015:

“The popular video app YouTube is now set with an age restriction of 17+ on iTunes. This has changed fairly recently, it was set at 13+ previously. The increase in age limit on iTunes is definitely justified due to the adult content on YouTube...

YouTube Is NOT For Younger Kids!

During my parent talks I usually point out to parents that YouTube is not a safe app for younger children, and inform them that the app has a Terms Of Service restriction set at 13+. YouTube have recently also changed their terms of service suggesting YouTube is only suitable for 18years and over, unless you are an “Emancipated” minor or have parental permission. Otherwise, as many other platforms do, it must comply with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). As their terms of service states clearly, you cannot use the app if under 13years of age.”

How many parents realise that there is an age restriction? And that it’s 18!?!?

Thanks for the information! She has some great information on her website.

#52 ERipley

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:13 PM

View PostOriental lily, on 10 August 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:

We all feel they ‘should’ be spending their downtime reading classic literature or arts and crafts while hypocritically spending our own time watching mindless garbage .

Speak for yourself.

#53 kimasa

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:15 PM

View PostOriental lily, on 10 August 2019 - 09:05 PM, said:


We all feel they ‘should’ be spending their downtime reading classic literature or arts and crafts while hypocritically spending our own time watching mindless garbage .

Excuse me, building a million Sim houses is a very productive use of my time.

#54 ~J_WTF~

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

View Postkimasa, on 10 August 2019 - 09:15 PM, said:



Excuse me, building a million Sim houses is a very productive use of my time.

We are learning about architecture ;)

#55 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:28 PM

View Post~J_WTF~, on 10 August 2019 - 09:22 PM, said:



We are learning about architecture ;)

yeh....luddites will scoff....but there’s a marked increase in interest in architecture and town planning too...adequate public loos, electricity supply...


#56 Riotproof

Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:46 PM

There is obviously a point while things like Married at first sight rate so highly.

#57 DM. 2012

Posted 10 August 2019 - 10:05 PM

My 7 year old DS used to watch that Ryan kid a bit but has gone off him now which is good.  It never made him want more stuff though.  Now he likes to watch videos if people (kids and adults) opening Coles mini shops or Woolworths  Ooshies.  He watches other things too, but these are the current unboxing type of video he watches.

#58 MrsCee

Posted 11 August 2019 - 12:10 PM

View PostERipley, on 10 August 2019 - 09:06 PM, said:



Thanks for the information! She has some great information on her website.

I highly recommend her as a guest speaker. She does a parent presentation where she explains lots of the apps and games the kids use. She apparently uses them herself to get a real understanding of the way kids and predators use them.

Last year she told us to be wary of TikTok and she was right to, they have just been fined $8 million for privacy violations of children:

https://www.abc.net....outube/10862462

She also showed us some inappropriate footage of Roblox, which on the surface seemed pretty harmless.

There’s so much inappropriate content out there on sites like YouTube that parents are unaware of.

Edited by MrsCee, 11 August 2019 - 12:12 PM.


#59 ERipley

Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:46 PM

View PostMrsCee, on 11 August 2019 - 12:10 PM, said:



I highly recommend her as a guest speaker. She does a parent presentation where she explains lots of the apps and games the kids use. She apparently uses them herself to get a real understanding of the way kids and predators use them.

Last year she told us to be wary of TikTok and she was right to, they have just been fined $8 million for privacy violations of children:

https://www.abc.net....outube/10862462

She also showed us some inappropriate footage of Roblox, which on the surface seemed pretty harmless.

There’s so much inappropriate content out there on sites like YouTube that parents are unaware of.
.

I remember reading her stuff about Roblox! It’s disturbing. I’m in the happy position of their dad being a games geek who works in IT so we have everything locked down/researched to the full extent. I find it really fascinating though, the way our relationship with technology is constantly changing.

#60 #YKG

Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:46 PM

The original point to unboxing videos was to show the quality/durability etc of the toy, not just take out if the box, comment on colour and be done with it, they first started by adults as actual reviews of the toys to give people an idea if the item was worth buying for the kids.




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