Aboriginal communities embrace technology, but have unique cyber safety challenges

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For many people living in remote Aboriginal communities, mobile devices are the sole means of accessing the internet. 

However, when the use of mobile devices oversteps social and cultural lines, it can have serious consequences for individuals and their families.

While some people avoid social media and online financial transactions as a protective measure, this can result in new forms of digital exclusion.

Our research into online risks, carried out in central Australia and Cape York, reveals unique problems in remote communities, many of which are caused by the sharing of devices.

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