By Tony Neate, Chief Executive Officer, Get Safe Online
I just wanted to remind you to save the date for this year’s Get Safe Online Week which, now in its tenth year, will be taking place from the 19th – 25th October.
Get Safe Online is a government backed, not–for-profit organisation and is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
By Nick Shaw, General Manager for UK & Nordics, Norton by Symantec
The internet is an amazing resource for children, but it can represent a worrying unknown for parents. We worry about what or whom our children may encounter online, and how we can protect them.
As parents, it’s important that we don’t let our concerns and preconceptions about the internet take this valuable resource away from our children....
Check out the infographic below to learn about how to watch out for the most common scams that are perpetrated online, how to protect yourself – and where to report the perpetrators so they get the justice they deserve.
7 online scams and how to avoid them infographic by the team at WhoIsHostingThis
By Paige Hastings
Oovoo is the world's largest independent messaging and video chat app. But that doesn't mean it's safe for your kids. Here's why.
Users can video call with up to 12 people at any one time, whilst recording or taking photos, which can then be shared on social networking sites. It has a minimum age of 13 years, but only a date of birth is...
By Yasmine Bachir
If there’s one industry which has thrived in the internet age, it’s porn. Thanks to the fact that practically everyone now has a broadband connection and a smartphone, the sheer accessibility of porn from almost anywhere in the world has made it an almost unavoidable occurrence when online.
Although it’s not to everyone’s taste, porn is...
By Paige Hastings
Despite 13 being the minimum age requirement to sign up for an account on the most common social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (18 without parental permission), most kids simply bypass it by altering their date of birth; and hey presto, they can sign in.
So if you have an eight or nine year old on your hands,...
By Joseph Hill writing for thesafeshop.co.uk
According to recent research by alarm and doorbell company Friedland, four out of five burglars are now using social media to track their victims and select possible targets. With one in four people using social media worldwide, it can be daunting to think that strangers may be watching your profiles. But by looking at how they use it you can...
Every time we browse the web we leave behind a digital trail of choices, likes and locations. Tracking this footprint is regarded by many as a pervasive, lucrative and controversial business. The infographic below analyses how websites track us and offers practical advice to follow.
It is reproduced with the kind permission of studyweb.com
By Paige Hastings
Originating with Chatroulette (a website that randomly pairs its users to have a webcam-based chat), there is now a growing trend towards apps that bring strangers together.
Wakie is one of these apps. It offers people the opportunity to get rid of their traditional alarm clocks as instead you are woken up by another randomly selected user by...
By Zoe E Breen, Producer, Media Literacy, BBC Learning
For BBC Learning, Safer Internet Day isn't over in 24 hours, and this year we scheduled a whole week of activity across television, radio and online under the banner of ‘Be Smart’.
As well as our own feature-packed website we received great coverage from The One Show, Breakfast, 5Live and Woman’s Hour - Be Smart was a truly great BBC...
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