Safety in Cyber-space

New Zealand-designed educational software Hector’s World, which teaches children about the dangers of online aedophiles with cartoons, has been launched at St Vincent de Paul RC Primary School, in Westminster, Central London. Hector’s World has been used in New Zealand for two-year-olds to 10-year-olds since 2005. Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre introduced the tool so children as young as five could learn about the dangers of cyber-stalking, identity theft, cyber-bullying, scams and grooming for sexual abuse. Chief executive of the Centre Jim Gamble said: “It is never too early to start giving children ‘safety first’ messages.”


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Cultural Champ Ken Gorbey Relishes Ninth Decade

Cultural Champ Ken Gorbey Relishes Ninth Decade

Arts alumnus Ken Gorbey tells Megan Fowlie, reporting for Auckland University’s Ingenio magazine, that he is treating his ninth decade as he would a museum exhibition: he’s determined to make it…