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19 February 2016

Facebook is rolling out a new feature across the UK to help users who feel suicidal.
The Suicide Prevention tool has been developed in connection with the Samaritans.
It aims to try and provide advice and support for those struggling to cope, as well as for their friends and family.
People can now report posts they are worried about in a more direct way.

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19 February 2016

Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept.

Keep in mind that no app poses a danger in and of itself, but many do provide kids with an opportunity to make, ahem, bad choices.

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19 January 2016

If you’re worried about anything you or your child come across online, you should report it immediately to the relevant organisation and to the site where you or your child saw it.

 

The links take you directly to the report pages of organisations who can offer advice. You can also report problems directly to social networking sites.

 

Learn more here

07 January 2016

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet’. These resource packs for 3-11 year olds (primary) and 11-19 year olds (secondary), as well as the parent and carer pack, provide lots of great ideas to help schools, youth groups, libraries and other organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016.

 

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02 October 2015

'It’s never been more important to make sure you are helping to keep your child safe in the digital world. Our simple guide will help to put you in control and help you and your
children understand dangers of sexting and cyberbullying as they head back to school.'

Download the guide by Internet Matters here.