Some 41 per cent of Australian parents admitted to ‘spying’ on their children using social media. Digital security company AVG Technologies surveyed 4400 parents in 11 countries to see what kind of a record they kept of their children.
Michael McKinnon, Security Advisor at AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, said, “AVG’s latest research encourages us to consider whether Facebook and other social networking sites are creating a new kind of parental relationship, or whether we are in effect spying on our teens? These sites are providing parents with new methods to monitor what their kids are doing without necessarily having to be ‘heavy handed’ or to quiz their child directly.”
Just over half think schools are doing an adequate job at teaching Internet safety and skills.
So, what do you reckon?
Actual doctors have warned would-be patients against diagnosing themselves on Google, saying it could have terrible counsequences.
NSW Australian Medical Association medical director Dr Robyn Napier said diagnosis through the popular search engine could have devastating consequences.
“It’s a serious problem,” she said. “When you take a symptom out of context of the whole body you can’t possibly diagnose.”
Some 80 per cent of Australians used the search engine to check their symptoms and decide what is wrong with them, sometimes without seeking any follow-up medical opinion.
Remember this one? Well, we have a winner.
A woman who was hit by a falling light fixture while having sex in her hotel room on a work trip has won compensation for the incident. Justice John Nicholas found she was injured ‘during the course of her employment’.
The light was attached to the wall above the bed. The male partner said in his statement they were ‘going hard’ and he wasn’t sure whether they bumped it or it fell off.