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ACMA lesson plans on perils of ‘sexting’ prove popular with schools

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ACMA media release 65/2011 – 18 July

An increasing number of schools Australia-wide are adopting the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s new comprehensive, lesson plans on ‘sexting’.

Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer for the ACMA , said the plans provide students with realistic scenarios and educate them about the social and legal consequences of ‘sexting’-the sending of sexual messages, photos or videos, online or using a mobile phone.

‘Over the last month more than 63,000 ‘sexting’ brochures have been distributed, and over three hundred copies of the ACMA’s Cybersmart ‘sexting’ lesson plans have been downloaded,’ said Mr Gebhart.

‘The popularity of these educational resources suggests that ‘sexting’ is a top of mind issue for schools and teachers and is perceived as a growing risk for teenagers.’

‘Sharing sexually suggestive images or text messages may be seen as innocent flirting or amusement, but ‘sexting’ can have serious personal, social and legal consequence,’ he said.

‘The ACMA’s lessons are easily adaptable in the classroom, free of charge and part of a suite of engaging interactive resources which educate students about cybersafety issues.

‘An adolescent’s complicated relationship with their body image, emerging sexuality and personal identity is difficult enough to navigate without being made public in a graphic way.’

Research conducted by the Pew Research Centre shows that ‘sexting’ has garnered increased attention in recent years-18 per cent of 14-17 year olds who own a mobile phone said they have received a ‘sext’ from someone they know. The same study showed that 47 per cent of teenagers regretted sending some of the messages they had sent.

‘It is imperative that schools have policies and programs in place to educate and empower children and families about ‘sexting’ and how to reduce exposure and risks,’ said Mr Gebhart.

For more information about the ACMA’s Cybersafety resources and programs, visit www.cybersmart.gov.au.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Blake Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817 or media@acma.gov.au.



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ACMA media release 65/2011 – 18 July An increasing number of schools Australia-wide are adopting the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s new comprehensive, lesson plans on ‘sexting’. Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer for the ACMA , said the plans provide students with realistic scenarios and educate them about the social and legal consequences of ‘sexting’-the […]

 

RECEIPT EMAIL CONFIRMATIONS : STATEMENT ACCOUNT SUBMITTED TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD FOR OUR CLIENT AREA – Indian Phishing Scams

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Getting back to cyber security basics

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ACMA media release 54/2011 – 1 June

When it comes to making sure our online experiences are safe and secure, the Australian Communications and Media Authority believes we can all take some time to brush up on the basics.

To help do that, the ACMA launched NetBasics – a new cyber security education resource for teenagers as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week in Sydney at the Marsden High School in West Ryde.

NetBasics is a series of 11 short animated episodes that follow the online experiences of the Jones family. Targeted at middle school students (aged 12 -15 year-olds), NetBasics reinforces the foundations of online security and covers important cyber security topics such as online shopping, online trickery, online banking and the importance of installing and updating security software.

‘Employing basic security precautions is crucial to minimise the risk of falling prey to cyber criminals,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman ‘NetBasics will help equip teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to ensure their online experiences are safe, secure and rewarding.’

All of the NetBasics episodes and support materials are hosted on the ACMA’s Cybersmart website www.cybersmart.gov.au/, which contains a wealth of resources, tips, activities and practical advice to help kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians keep safe online.

The full program of ACMA activities for National Cyber Security Awareness Week is on the website www.cybersmart.gov.au/netbasics.aspx.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Emma Rossi on (02) 9334 7719 or media@acma.gov.au.



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ACMA media release 54/2011 – 1 June When it comes to making sure our online experiences are safe and secure, the Australian Communications and Media Authority believes we can all take some time to brush up on the basics. To help do that, the ACMA launched NetBasics – a new cyber security education resource for teenagers as […]

 

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Important steps to protect your identity online

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ACMA media release 67/2011 – 21 July

The majority of Australians have been affected by identity theft in some fashion in the past six months, according to the results of an independent survey 1.

ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said that identity theft is clearly of growing significance when you have nine out every ten participants expressing concern that their identity may be stolen or misused.

‘This is particularly worrying but not surprising as Australians are revealing increasing amounts of personal information about themselves as they bank, shop and social network online’ said Mr Chapman.

‘The ACMA has developed a range of educational resources to help mitigate the risk of people’s identity information falling into the wrong hands.’

Identity theft occurs when criminals acquire your personal information and use it to commit fraud, such as purchasing goods or obtaining loans in your name.

Important steps to minimise your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft are:

  1. Secure your computer and mobile devices: Cybercriminals often steal personal information from poorly secured computers and mobile devices. Keeping your software up to date and using virus protection and a firewall can help minimise this risk.
  2. Be careful about the personal information you disclose: Think about what information you want to reveal about yourself before you do so, and be clear about how it will be handled once you disclose it.

To learn more about how you can combat identity theft, visit the following resources:

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Emma Rossi on (02) 9334 7719 or media@acma.gov.au.

1 The survey had 1200 participants from across Australia and was performed by Di Marzio Research: www.dmresearch.com.au/.



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ACMA media release 67/2011 – 21 July The majority of Australians have been affected by identity theft in some fashion in the past six months, according to the results of an independent survey 1. ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman said that identity theft is clearly of growing significance when you have nine out every ten participants expressing […]

 

MONDAY: Your $50 Amazon gift card – *****THANK YOU***** Phishing Scams

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ACMA a key partner in National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011

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ACMA media release 52/2011- 30 May 2011

The ACMA joins over 535 public, private and community organisations around Australia today to promote important cyber security messages during National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011.

‘Everyone, everywhere, needs to be mindful of security issues whenever and however they go online,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman. ‘To be part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week again nicely complements the ACMA’s various cybersafety programs.’

National Cyber Security Awareness Week is an Australian Government initiative that runs from today until 3 June and is held annually in partnership with industry, community and consumer groups and all levels of government. The aim of the Awareness Week is to help Australians better understand cyber security risks and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves and their children online.

This year, over 45 events will be held across the nation. The ACMA’s range of activities and events include:

  • the release of research today commissioned by the ACMA on international approaches to cyber security education
  • conducting an interactive shared learning Cybersmart Hero Event at International Grammar School in Ultimo on Tuesday 31 May and nine Cybersmart Detective events across Australia
  • launching NetBasics, an exciting new cyber security education resource for secondary school students, on Wednesday 1 June at Marsden High School in Sydney
  • participating in an Australian Communications Consumer Action Network roundtable discussion on ‘smartphone safety’ on Thursday 2 June

More information on these events, and the ACMA’s other cyber security education resources, is available.

National Cyber Security Awareness Week focuses on a number of key security tips. This year, there are eight simple tips that all Australians are encouraged to follow for better online security:

  1. Install and renew your security software and set it to scan regularly
  2. Turn on automatic updates on all your software, including your operating system and other applications
  3. Think carefully before you click on links and attachments, particularly in emails and on social networking sites
  4. Regularly adjust your privacy settings on social networking sites
  5. Report or talk to someone about anything online that makes you uncomfortable or threatened – download the government’s Cybersafety Help Button
  6. Stop and think before you post any photos or financial or personal information about yourself, your friends or family
  7. Use strong passwords and change them at least twice a year
  8. Talk within your family about good online safety

For more information on National Cyber Security Awareness Week visit www.staysmartonline.gov.au.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Cath Maguire, Communications Advisor, on (03) 9963 6931, 0438 600 631 or media@acma.gov.au.

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ACMA media release 52/2011- 30 May 2011 The ACMA joins over 535 public, private and community organisations around Australia today to promote important cyber security messages during National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011. ‘Everyone, everywhere, needs to be mindful of security issues whenever and however they go online,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman. ‘To be […]

 

Amazon.com – Your Cancellation 166-193417-3158469 – Amazon.com Phishing Scams

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Date Reported: 23rd May 2017 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
 
Details
 

Email Subject:

 Amazon.com – Your Cancellation 166-193417-3158469

Apparent Sender:

 Amazon.com Whats this?

Return Address:

 order-update@amazon.com Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
 

URL of Web Content:

 http://www.houstoncarstereo.com/blog/ecology.php
  Whats this?

Anchor text of URLs:

 1) 166-193417-3158469, 2) KLW-27776, 3)
Details, 4) TNX-96449, 5)
http://www.amazon.com Whats this?

Location:

 HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES Whats this?
 

Scam number:

 26014-323200-709031
 

Comments:

  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Amazon.com by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.
  • Amazon.com never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.
  • The anchor text appears as a legitimate URL, but don’t be fooled – clicking on it will take you to a phishing site!
  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

     
Content
 
 

Your order has been successfully canceled.
For your reference, here’s a summary of your
order:

You just canceled order 166-193417-3158469
placed on May 23, 2017.

Status: CANCELED

____________________________________________
_________________________

1 KLW-27776 $18.75
Free Super Saver Shipping Details

2 TNX-96449 $8.68

Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

____________________________________________
_________________________

Thank you…


 
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  Amazon.com     Date Reported: 23rd May 2017  Risk Level: MEDIUM      Email Subject:  Amazon.com – Your Cancellation 166-193417-3158469 Apparent Sender:  Amazon.com  Return Address:  order-update@amazon.com  Email Format:  HTML    URL of Web Content:  http://www.houstoncarstereo.com/blog/ecology.php   Anchor text of URLs:  1) 166-193417-3158469, 2) KLW-27776, 3)Details, 4) TNX-96449, 5)http://www.amazon.com  Location:  HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES    Scam […]

 

ACMA delivers first Cyber safety presentations in Katherine, NT

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ACMA media release 80/2011 – 16 August

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program is
making its first visit to Katherine in the Northern Territory as part of its
ongoing commitment to educating students, parents and teachers across Australia
on the importance of staying safe online.

Cybersmart will be providing free seminars at primary and secondary schools
in Katherine on 16 August that will explore potential risks faced by children
when they go online, as well as strategies to deal with these risks.

On 17 August the ACMA will then give its first presentation through
Katherine School of the Air, a Distance Education School operated by the NT
Department of Education. It caters for isolated primary and middle school
students living in the top half of the territory.

‘These seminars are extremely popular wherever we deliver them across
Australia, and now even very remote areas thanks to the School of the Air,’
said Lesley Harrison, the ACMA Cybersmart Trainer visiting Katherine. ‘The
content has been carefully designed to meet the cybersafety needs of both
students and teachers.’

Cybersmart will also run a free evening session specifically for parents on
the 16th. The one hour session will explain what children commonly
do online and flag warning signs that their children’s safety may be at risk.
It will also discuss strategies for how to deal with cybersafety issues. The
event will be hosted by Katherine High School.

‘The internet offers many amazing benefits to young Australians,’ Ms
Harrison said. ‘However, in taking advantage of these, it’s important that
their safety and security is not compromised, and that their peers, parents and
teachers understand how to stay safe.’

More information on the Cybersmart program and its learning resources can be
found at www.cybersmart.gov.au.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Gretchen Martins on (03) 9963 6801 or media@acma.gov.au.



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ACMA media release 80/2011 – 16 August The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program is making its first visit to Katherine in the Northern Territory as part of its ongoing commitment to educating students, parents and teachers across Australia on the importance of staying safe online. Cybersmart will be providing free seminars at primary […]

 

Changes To Your Account – BT Internet UK Phishing Scams

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