Safer Internet Day

Our Children and Cyber-Bullying

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Children from the age of five are in fact using shared school platforms, instant messaging, social gaming and even photo-sharing sites - all places we may consider to be generally 'safe'. However, in reality this is exactly where children may be most exposed to the risk of cyber-bullying, and we might not even know about it.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

Rights for the Digital Teenager

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Yet managing risks for adolescents is hardly a new state of affairs. Anna Freud noted that it was very difficult for us to help teenagers, partly because of our wish to forget our own painful embarrassments that are an inevitable part of those years.

We Can All Help Make the Internet a Safer Place for Children

Claire Lilley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lilley

It's easy to feel overwhelmed and to see the online world as an unchained monster. But it is here to stay. So let's agree that the internet is not an uncontrollable force, but something instead for us as individuals and a society to own, shape and improve.

Safer Internet Day

David Emm | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Protecting children from cyber-bullies is especially challenging with smartphones as they can be targeted in so many ways, especially out of view of their parents.

Safer Internet Day for Parents and Carers

Will Gardner | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Will Gardner

This years theme, 'Lets create a better internet together', recognises the balance between encouraging users to embrace the positive opportunities for creativity, fun and learning offered online, while responding to and dealing with the negative online.

The Importance of Human Moderation in Online Safety

Tamara Littleton | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tamara Littleton

Moderation is about keeping people and brands safe. It is a fundamental part of what Safer Internet Day is all about: creating a better internet.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Digital Creators

Will Gardner | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Will Gardner

With internet safety top of the agenda, Safer Internet Day is the perfect opportunity to kick start a year of excellence in internet safety education.

Is Your Teenager Playing With Fire?

Jon Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

We are increasingly hearing from worried teenagers who know photographs of them are out there somewhere on the internet, being passed from person to person. Often they end up in the hands of adult sex offenders; paedophiles.

Twenty-four Thousand Children and Young People Declare Their Rights and Responsibilities for Safer Internet Day

Will Gardner | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Gardner

In order to deliver a safer internet in the future, we must take a holistic approach to internet safety across industry, educators, families and young people.

Parents' Concerns Over Primary Children's Porn Discussions

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Primary school children have raised concerns amongst parents and teachers after they were caught discussing a pornographic website at school, shortly ...

Safer Internet Day and Fraping: He Who Filches From Me My Good Name...

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Carrick-Davies

It's not just the new apps or terminology that is lost on parents, most are unaware that these new peer activities are wrecking teenager relationships and have massive psychological re-percussions. Teenage years are hard enough as they are without this added pressure of online mistrust and reputation assignation.