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What to teach your preschooler about internet safety

What to teach your preschooler about internet safety

Fifteen years ago, parents and caregivers did not have to worry about teaching pre-school aged children about internet safety. A new reportprepared for the Children’s Commissioner of England suggests this time has passed. Children now live in a digital age, which means internet access is a daily part of life for many young children around the world. Touchscreen technologies have changed […] … learn more→

How to spot fake news – an expert’s guide for young people

How to spot fake news – an expert’s guide for young people

Every time you go online, people are competing for your attention. Friends, strangers, businesses, political organisations, charities and news websites all serve up a constant stream of eye-catching pictures, videos and articles, wherever you might go looking for information – Google, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or YouTube. But in the race to catch your eye, […] … learn more→

“White DNA is an abomination” essay—Three missed details

“White DNA is an abomination” essay—Three missed details

Exhibitions of Anti-White feelings on campuses today are coming too quickly to keep track of. I’ve only covered a fraction of them in my blog, but one of the more recent displays of racism, explicitly anti-white racism, stuns with all the implications. You can read the full letter here, but allow me to just quote […] … learn more→

Catholicism is not creationism

Catholicism is not creationism

“Do you teach creationism?” I was used to hearing this sort of enquiry from ignorant or prejudiced interlocutors troubled by my academic affiliation. Now it was coming from a renowned, cosmopolitan Iranian writer, whom I met at a literary festival. I almost exploded with anger. “Can this woman,” I thought, “really suppose that I would […] … learn more→

How school has been used to control sovereignty and self-determination for Indigenous peoples

How school has been used to control sovereignty and self-determination for Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Australians have been denied self-determination for decades. This has impacted their ability to influence education and other policies at national and state levels. Recently, Prime Minister Turnbull rejected the recommendation that an Indigenous voice be constitutionally recognised in the parliament. He said he didn’t think it would get support, and would be “contrary to principles of […] … learn more→

Awesome cover letter examples to give you an inspiration boost

Awesome cover letter examples to give you an inspiration boost

Job searches are a not a walk in the park, and writing custom cover letters for each posting doesn’t make that walk any easier. Every job is different, embodies a unique culture, and requires different tasks. As an applicant, it’s your job to convey to the hiring manager (through a competent cover letter) that you’re […] … learn more→

The rise of cybercrime: What you need to know

The rise of cybercrime: What you need to know

Did you know that a simple error in awareness can lose you or your organization anywhere from hundreds to millions of dollars? More importantly, do you know how to effectively protect your network infrastructure from a multitude of attacks? Don’t worry. You’re in the right place. Keep reading to discover a number of statistics and […] … learn more→

An AI professor explains: three concerns about granting citizenship to robot Sophia

An AI professor explains: three concerns about granting citizenship to robot Sophia

I was surprised to hear that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement last week followed the Kingdom’s commitment of US$500 billion to build a new city powered by robotics and renewables. One of the most honourable concepts for a human being, to be a citizen and all that brings with […] … learn more→

The university must be the site of the next Reformation – here’s why

The university must be the site of the next Reformation – here’s why

Legend has it that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg Castle on October 31 1517, sparking the Protestant Reformation. Regardless of whether the event itself actually happened, the target was clear: the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s protest, there is a comparable institution whose practices […] … learn more→