Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Are You Cyber Safe?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Are You Cyber Safe?

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Byline: Jade Moffitt and Sophie Jillett

SO YOU want to be popular online and have the most current apps on your iPad. Do you want to have your name all over the internet, your photo and all of your achievements posted for the world to see? Do you want people to like your photos and status updates? Do you want to have hundreds of online friends? Who can blame you? It sounds great! But seriously, do you know all the risks you are taking by posting all your personal information online?

It is understandable that people want to be liked and have many friends. Who doesn't want to feel popular? But are your online 'friends' really your friends? Or are they just people who want to gather information about you? Sometimes these people who follow you online are not even who they say they are. This can lead to you being in serious danger.

Lesley Harrison, a Cyber Safety Outreach Education Officer from ACMA in Sydney, recently spoke to the Stage 2 and 3 students of Yamba Public School. …

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