The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-30T22:19:51Z It is Game On with the new series ‘The Onliners’ 2019-08-30T22:19:51Z it-is-game-on-with-the-new-series-the-onliners It is Game On with the new series ‘The Onliners’. Animation, Learning, Entertainment meets 360 video/Virtual Reality Launched today and free online is a new series “The Onliners”. It is in 360 video or Virtual Reality for those with VR Goggles.   360 video allows you to look around the environment and interact with the screen while the animation plays.  It is a 360 degree view taking animation to a new level.  Oh, all you have to do is remember to touch the screen with your finger/mouse while the animation plays. Not only is this a whole new way to watch a cartoon, “The Onliners” is educational and entertaining as a world of computer gamers compete to be the first to explore the internet from the inside out.  Competing in teams of three, the top three teams will go online to face the challenges of life online.  Nine characters dressed as an avatar for security reasons will encounter bullies, bots and baddies that are sabotaging the internet and the race is on to protect the worlds data, while we are reminded to protect our privacy and security online.  Creator of ‘The Onliners’ Kerry Hurst has spent the last 2 years making and shaping the educational series, hoping to promote online education in a new and entertaining way of learning.  Kerry has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, making apps and training people from all different areas of life and understands the issues facing both children and parents with multiple devices connecting to the internet. Her hope is that ‘The Onliners’ provides parents with some support in reminding and educating children from a young age about the importance of security and privacy online. This six episode series is available now for free on youtube [https://youtu.be/tH-kV2lXXYQ] and provides a fun and entertaining way to discover and learn about life online.  You can meet ‘The Onliners’, at http://www.pro360duction.com.au .   About Kerry Hurst Kerry has a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Ecommerce and I am a strong advocate for Child Safety Online. I am the owner operator of Kerry’s Computer Company which is a computer training and repair business in Brisbane Australia. Media contact Kerry Hurst Brisbane QLD 4012 AU Telephone 0415 212 737 Email kerry@pro360duction.com.au Website http://www.pro360duction.com.au       Parents struggling to keep kids safe online 2018-09-24T01:09:20Z parents-struggling-to-keep-kids-safe-online As young people develop their online presence education is proving the key to keeping them safe. It is time to make Stranger Danger Online Education as commonplace as Stranger Danger Offline education. Every parent recoils when they hear a report of a child groomed online and many feel uneducated and ignorant as to how it is happening. According to the inaugural Global DQ Index Report released recently, which examines the online habits of children aged eight to 12 as well as the risks they face, such as cyber bullying, gaming addiction, offline meetings and online sexual behaviour. The report, produced by global think-tank Digital Quotient Institute, surveyed 38,000 children in 29 countries, including highly connected ones such as Japan and South Korea. The combination of children having their own mobile phones and ready access to the Internet has made them more vulnerable to online risks, according to the report. “Parents educate their children about Stranger Danger offline, reminding them to ‘Yell and tell” and not to accept gifts from strangers.  Stranger Danger education has been part of our life for many years and every parent re enforces the message from an early age.  With the increase of time children are spending online and the increase in the number of predators online it is time for Stranger Danger Online education to be part of our norm. ” said Kerry Hurst specialist in Child Safety Online. The reported occurrences of predators are targeting children online is becoming far more prevalent. Predators are targeting young people where ever they can make contact online.  Gaming rooms, social media, chat rooms, IRC Internet Relay Chat and the list goes on.  Children are not only being targeted for sexual exploitation, they are being lured into other illegal and immoral activities, such as money laundering, online gangs to bully and terrorist groups. Online is over taking TV as kids pastime.  Polls and reports suggest a large number of children are taking risks online, sharing private videos, pictures and divulging personal information. Kerry Hurst, said: “Educating children in online stranger danger is becoming an essential part of childhood learning, just as it is for offline stranger danger. Kerry has designed and developed two apps to assist parents in educating young people in how predators target people online.  One app is a game for young people to search an online environment and discover the steps predators take to groom and lure them into illegal and immoral behaviour, the other app is for teachers and parents to educate them and assist them in educating children.  Both apps include discussion notes to assist in the teaching process. ‘It is time to educate ourselves and our kids to assist them in protecting themselves online rather than instilling fear in them.  By breaking down the steps that predators take and understanding the process of grooming young people can be aware that friendships online are not the same as offline’, Kerry said.  Stranger Danger Online is available on IOS and Android. Life Online for adults, teachers and those who don’t want to play a game is also available on Android and IOS. National Child Protection Week Stranger Danger Online App 2018-09-03T00:55:42Z national-child-protection-week-stranger-danger-online-app  Stranger Danger Online Available on Android and IOS   For National Child Protection Week, Kerry’s Computer Company has launched a new game aimed at educating children in the dangers of chatting online.  Stranger Danger Online is a journey through a data centre where young people can discover the steps predators use online to groom and manipulate people online. Ensuring the safety of children and young people online is one of the most significant issues facing parents, carers and educators today. Predators are sophisticated and utilise whatever means at their disposal to gain the trust of vulnerable children and young people and lure them to various harms. In order to combat this, it is essential to be aware of the hidden dangers of being online. Young people are currently being targeted for sexual exploitation, radicalisation, bullying, money laundering, drug running, scams, terrorist activities, activism and many more illegal and harmful activities. The tactics used by some predators can be broken down into steps to assist in identifying how people are targeted. This app identifies the steps predators often use to manipulate and lure young people into a trap. There are 10 training videos to find and complete. This includes: Predatory Behaviours: How predators trap and manipulate people online. 6 x videos of the steps predators use to trap people. 2 x examples of predators targeting and trapping people. (1 example has 3 parts) Also included are notes on the steps predators use and discussion questions to assist parents and educators. "Supporting and protecting children online can be a daunting task these days and i understand parents need as much support as possible.  I decided the best way to assist would be to create an app that really breaks down what is happening online.  i have incorporated all the big issues that we hear about in the media, such as predatory behavior, data retention and bullying,"  Kerry said. Promotional video Available on Android and IOS For more information and other apps by Kerry’s Computer Co go to www.kcomputerco.com.au/apps Stranger Danger Online Game 2018-08-29T23:44:10Z stranger-danger-online-game Local Brisbane business Kerry's Computer Company has launched a new app 'Stranger Danger Online' to assist in educating and supporting parents and children in protecting themselves online. ‘Stranger Danger Online' breaks down the steps predators are using to groom people online.  As you move through the data centre you encounter various people mining data and discussing the training information. You will also encounter ways in which you can protect yourself online. This is a great way to have fun while getting educated. There are 10 training videos to find and complete. This includes: Predatory Behaviours: How predators trap and manipulate people online. 6 x videos of the steps predators use to trap people. 2 x examples of predators targeting and trapping people. (1 example has 3 parts) Also included are notes on the steps predators use and discussion questions to assist parents and educators. "Supporting and protecting children online can be a daunting task these days and i understand parents need as much support as possible.  I decided the best way to assist would be to create an app that really breaks down what is happening online.  i have incorporated all the big issues that we hear about in the media, such as predatory behavior, data retention and bullying,"  Kerry said. Promotional video https://youtu.be/yNVx7A3GDTE Available on Android and IOS For more information and other apps by Kerry’s Computer Co go to www.kcomputerco.com.au/apps Scamwatch 2018-06-19T04:05:34Z scamwatch-1 $340 million from over 200,000 incidents of online and phone scams were recorded in 2017 - that's a rise of $40 million in Australia and it is on the rise around to world. How do you check your date is not a scam? https://youtu.be/cSoIlHeOnLM This Online DateQuiz helps you ensure you date is really interested in you. Over 50 questions to ask yourself to check if your online date is a scam. Also includes tips and help to check photos, locations, profiles and identify that you really are talking to someone that wants to know you and not scam you. How to check emails and know where they came from. Stay safe and protect yourself when dating online. Free DateQuiz Scam Check 2018-06-08T03:08:26Z free-datequiz-scam-check DateQuiz is a free app on Android and IOS How to check your online date is not a scam. How do you know who you are connecting with online? Over 50 questions to ask yourself to check if your online date is a scam. Also includes tips and help to check photos, locations, profiles and identify that you really are talking to someone that wants to know you and not scam you. How to check emails and know where they came from. Stay safe and protect yourself when dating online. DateQuiz on Google Play DateQuiz Apple App Store Life Online 2018-05-23T00:58:36Z understanding-predatory-behaviours-online Life Online An educational app to assist in understanding predatory behaviors online, data retention and protecting kids online. Available on Apple iTunes     Search Life OnlineAvailable on Android  Search Life Onlinehttps://youtu.be/e3LpH13_9ns This app includes: Predatory Behaviors: How predators trap and manipulate people online. 6 Videos of the steps predators use to trap people. 2 examples of predators targeting and trapping people. Notes on the steps predators use including discussion questions to assist parents and educators. Data Retention: What data is captured by ISP's. How is data mined and some examples of how it may be used. 2 videos on how that data may be used by authorities. Protecting Kids Online: Understanding computer security. Tips in what to teach children and ways to protect them online. The internet landscape. What are the online threats young people are facing. The signs your child is being bullied or being a bully. Definitions of commonly used words. Parent control software explained. Information to support parents and educators.