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Jul 192012
 

We are excited that a local Neighbourhood Watch group has decided to make their news accessible online.

Below is an update from the latest CH3 newsletter:

Winter 2012 Newsletter – CH3 – Carina Heights

INTERNET SAFETY FOR CHILDREN

It is a fact that young people have access to the internet on an increasing frequency. Indeed some children and youths feel it is their right to have that access.

The following points are a guideline for younger users to minimise the risks associated with using the internet. The points are not meant to be hard rules that must be followed however commonsense will dictate that all these points should be considered as the risk is real. Parents it is up to you to see that your children are aware of the risks and you should encourage them to read these or at least help them implement them for safe internet usage.

• Always ask your parents or guardian before you give out personal details like your name, address, phone number and school to anyone on the internet.

• Never send pictures of yourself to anyone without asking permission from your parent or guardian first.

• Be careful about any information you post in a message board or in a blog. Even small details may give away your identity.

• Remember that because you can’t see or hear the people you chat to online, they may not be who they say they are. They may actually be much older or different to how they have described themselves.

• Don’t reply to any message that makes you feel uncomfortable or that is rude or nasty.

• Tell your parent (or an adult you trust) about anything you see or receive on the Internet which makes you feel uncomfortable.

• If you want to meet someone in person that you have met online, tell your parent or an adult and take them with you. Always meet in a public place.

• Don’t fill out any forms or give out your bank details without asking your parent or guardian first.

• Get to know your online friends just as you do with all your friends.

• Remember that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be careful if someone offers you something for nothing.

• Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.

• Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents or guardian.

• Tell your parents or guardian right away if you read anything on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.

• If you believe you are the victim of online stalking or cyber bullying, let your

parent or guardian know straight away.

Web site of interest about article:http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410331


MEETING DATES FOR 2012

The dates and venues for this year’s remaining meetings and the AGM/BBQ next year are as follows:

  1. 7:30pm July 17 (Carindale Library)
  2. 7:30pm Oct 16 (Carindale Library)
  3. 7:30pm Dec 11 (Carindale Library)
  4. 7:30am Jan 26 2013 (AGM/BBQ)

NEXT MEETING

This will be held at the new Carindale Library. The guest speaker will talk about internet and computer safety. If you have any requests or suggestions for future speakers or topics you would like, please contact the co-ordinator on 3398 6686 or the editor LeighW@bigpond.net.au

STATS FOR PERIOD TO 30/06/2012

This time your newsletter is being produced a long away from Brisbane. As such, I am unable to arrange for the current statistics for our area.

With luck, our PLO, Dale RYAN, will be able to attend the meeting at Carindale Library on Tuesday and give us an update in person.

If you have any information about crimes committed in your street you can contact the editor for inclusion in the next newsletter.

PLO Details

Dale RYAN is our Police Liaison Officer. Constable RYAN can be contacted at the Carina Police Station on 3055 9000.

CyberCrime

The following is something that you may wish think about.

There is no doubt that cybercrime is increasing. Your actions and reactions are what dictates what happens to you. One item that can cause concern is described below.

DNSChanger is a class of malicious software (malware) that changes a user’s Domain Name System (DNS) settings, enabling criminals to direct unsuspecting internet users to fraudulent websites and otherwise interfere with access to internet services. It has been associated with ‘click fraud’, the installation of additional malware and other malicious activities.

Worried? Then check your computer at the following website. http://www.dns-ok.gov.au

Making Sure Women Don’t Miss Out

There is plenty of finance information out there in the marketplace – but how much of it is formulated with women in mind? We all know that women make a huge number of decisions around business, finance and investing.

In fact, women account for more than 85 percent of all purchase decisions. But often, financial organisations design their products and services to meet the financial goals of just male clients.

But we think this is changing. Forward thinking organizations today are designing products and communications to cater for all clients, including women.

At resi, we pride ourselves on being market leaders and doing things differently to others. As such, we are very excited to announce that we have partnered with The Investment Stylist to help us ensure we are meeting the needs of our female clients.

The Investment Stylist aims to bridge the gap between women and finance. It provides information about money and finances in a way that is thought provoking, interesting and occasionally even light hearted.

The Investment Stylist is also seeking to help the finance industry better meet the needs of its female clients.

For more details contact:
John McLean at Resi Cleveland on 3821 4655.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergency (all hours)  000

Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

Anti Hoon Hotline – 13 HOON (134 666)

Policelink
Non-urgent Police Assistance 131 444

Police Station (Carina) 3055 9000
NHW Liaison Officer, Constable Dale RYAN

State Emergency Service 3403 8888

Police HQ (Roma Street) 3364 6464

Brisbane City Council  3403 8888

SPONSORS

Thanks to the sponsors of this update – Elios Osteria (Carina Heights) & Resi Cleveland
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