21st Century Parenting – Challenges and Solutions
Lee Chisholm, Operations manager, NetSafe
This was an obvious choice as a session for me to attend, and it opened with an attention grabbing quote…
â€œThree times as many smart phones every minute are activated than there are babies being bornâ€ – Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson
This quote sets the stage for the overwhelming influx of technologies into our lives and especially the lives of our children. The problem is, parents are being fed these lines time and again to the point where many throw in the towel and give up trying to stay current with what their children are doing.
Even more worrisome than the parents giving up, is the parents abdicating the responsibility of teaching and modelling these skills to schools.Â Schools do not have the resources to do this stuff alone
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Privacy Issues for business in the new digital age
Marie Shroff (Privacy Commissioner)
This session started with a fizz and a whimper, I think based more on the usual audience for the Privacy Commission than the subject matter itself. I did enjoy the comics though 🙂
- Customers are starting to take an ACTUAL interest in their privacy (~80-90% are concerned or ‘very concerned’)
- Media starting to pick up on these stories as the articles drive interest
- Bigger companies are starting to see the moral and ethical necessity to adopt privacy
- Expectation of future tweaking suggestions for privacy act
- â€œValue your CIO as your would your CFOâ€
- Despite the cloud context, people are expecting the same flexibility and control over their data as when it was locally domicilled
The discussion that followed was interesting
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Session Lead by: Brian Calhoun, Independent Consultant and co-chair of NZRise Inc
Â â€œI see a gradual slide toward corporate and government control…by control I mean contentâ€
The session started with a discussion of TOR / BitCoin / BitTorrent â€“ all created specifically to circumvent control systems that were already in existence. The question then posed to the room was:
“How long before our government moves to block/disable these things? […]Â What is your bottom line? How pissed off do you need to get before you take action?”
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Digital Citizenship – Combating Cyber-bullying & Harassment
Stream led by:Â John FenaughtyÂ (NetSafe)
Perhaps the most notable example of standing up against bullying of recent times is that ofÂ 16-year old Australian Casey Haynes story (YouTube â€œFat Kid takes on Bullyâ€) a video that went viral both online and via traditional prime time media.
When asked,Â 33.2% of youth surveyed reported they had experienced some form of cyber-bullyingÂ in the past year andÂ 52.9% of those had found it distressing.
That’sÂ 17.6% of New Zealand youth surveyed having experienced ‘distressing cyber-bullying’ in the past year – it’s an offensive statistic for anyone wishing to better the environment in which we work, entertain and educate ourselves.
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Digital Citizenship – Cybersafety
Stream led by: Martin Cocker (NetSafe) – NetHui Digital Citizenship Forum
Martin started off the session by outlining there things are in New Zealand, as well as providing a context for theÂ terminologyÂ which would follow. In this regard, Digital Citizens were defined as those using technologies to have:
- Greater productivity (via use of technology)
- A better education experience
- Connections with e-government
- The responsibility to â€œBalanceâ€ theÂ digitalÂ society
- Politically, we can vote out non-performers
- Commercially, we can only influence via our adoption and usage of technologies.
- We can’t vote for everyone (politically) but we can influence viaÂ usageÂ and adoption
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