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The Northern Territory news Wed 8 Mar 2017



The Northern Territory news Wed 8 Mar 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 2017 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA TERRITORY teens as young as 13 are connecting with strangers over the internet in online apps that mirror the concept of Tinder. Apps such as Yellow and Spotafriend connect teens with others in their area but police have warned they could be seriously exposing themself to online dangers. Its easy to create an account with the NT News setting one up in minutes. On Yellow, there were multiple images of teens located in the Darwin region, naked, smoking and drinking. Photos that teens had put up on their profile included them in uniform and in class. Yellow also requires users to supply their suburb and age. Spotafriend claims it is not a dating app in their bio but rather a way for teens to make new friends. However, articles on their blog include how to seduce a girl online and tips for flirting and meeting up with strangers. These new apps have authorities warning teens not to meet up with online friends alone and schools scrambling to keep up with cyber safety education. An NT education department spokeswoman said, with increasing levels of digital learning and engagement among students, teachers and the wider community, cyber safety was a high priority. As part of the curriculum all students learn about cyber safety including the socio emotional implications that may arise through the use of social media, she said. The importance of cyber safety is also discussed through health and physical education curriculum. She said there were standards to uphold when wearing a uniform regardless if it was during school or after hours. NT police Sergeant Craig Windebank from the Cybercrime Unit said while the dangers of these apps werent often reported they were known by police. NT Police encourage all parents to sit down and speak with their children about cyber safety, he said. Childrens eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, warned teens using the apps to be careful when sharing personal information, such as age, name and where they live. While these apps are designed with teens in mind, like all technology, it can be misused, so you dont always know who is on the other side. NT kids on teen Tinder Children posting nude photos on social media pick-up sites JUDITH AISTHORPE Ashton Puruntatameri, 16, Lucas Cooper, 16, and Phillip Ahfat, 16, from the Clontarf Academy participate in leadership activities Picture: IVAN RACHMAN Clontarf kids put to the test JUDITH AISTHORPE FOURTEEN indigenous students will be tested on their survival knowledge and team skills as the Australian Army puts them through their paces. Yesterday, the teens, who are all a part of the Clontarf Academy, changed into their fatigues and completed scenarios in the night training facility at Roberston Barracks where they were forced to work together using night vision goggles. Overnight, they camped in the bush next to their Bushmasters and ate ration packs. Kormilda College students Ash ton Puruntatameri, 16, Lucas Cooper, 16, and Phillip Ahfat, 16 were lucky enough to be chosen for the program. Ashton said he was keen to learn what life in the army would be like. Im excited to do something new ... and to learn what they do to survive, he said. MAJ Jamie Smith, Officer Commanding Delta Company, 5RAR said the two-day event was about giving the teens an opportunity to learn valuable skills. We certainly aim to make it challenging but by no means impossible, he said. PERGOLAS CARPORTS ROOFING SHEDS BATHROOMS FINANCE AVAILABLE REGISTERED FOR THE NT HOME IMPROVEMENT SCHEME www.nowrenovations.com.au Phone 8932 3442NOW RENOVATIONS Parts and Batte ries - 89471913 1/11 Tannadice Street Winnelli e 0821 NT Car Accessories Spare Parts Brake Pads Hard Engine Parts Carborators Automotive & Marine Batteries Battery Recycling (we pay for old batteries) Headlight Restorations

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