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20 March 2015

This guide has been developed for professionals who work with young people to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they can get help. The guide applies to professionals working in England and Wales.

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12 March 2015

 This document, by the NEN, is intended for school senior leadership teams and provides an overview of what needs to be in place to keep school networks secure.

The 10 steps described here are adapted from the 2012 CESG document 10 Steps to Cyber Security. CESG is the information security arm of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Make sure you understand where the responsibilities for maintaining all these systems and processes reside: some may be maintained in-house while others may be provided by your broadband supplier or another third party.

 

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17 November 2014

'The dangers of Facebook to teens and young people is well documented. From online predators to cyber bullying, parties gone wrong to sextortion, it's had its fair share of bad press.

But it's not just Facebook where teens are hanging out. In fact, it isn't as popular as you might think.

Teens' interest in Facebook is fading and they're heading in droves to apps and social platforms where they can't bump into their dads, and can post photos without shocking Grandma.

If you want to protect your kids you need to know where they are. Here are 7 apps and websites you need to be aware of:'

22 August 2014

 Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie -- the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and bewildering (to adults) subject matter put them among the most popular YouTube channels for young teens, garnering millions (and, in the case ofgame commentary PewDiePie, billions) of views. In fact, according to a recent survey of U.S. teens by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars. But information about these personalities' shows -- the content, quality, and age-appropriateness, for example -- isn't easy for parents to find.

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