Here’s how to find out if your child is involved in malicious online activity -- before the authorities do
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Today is Day 1 of a Thinkyouknow Parents and Carers three month campaign, and we are excited to introduce our first new resource entitled “The world changes. Children don’t”.
This short film that tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet... with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet.
A mother whose Facebook post shaming her “bully son” was shared thousands of times has defended her online outburst - saying she wanted him to see his “actions have consequences”.
'Remember “celebgate” – the widespread hack of hundreds of iCloud accounts which saw the internet flooded with intimate pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and a whole host of others?
Google certainly does. A search for celebgate returns over 360,000 results.
Take that same search term over to Kiddle – the new child friendly search engine that filters out the filth – and what do you get? Nothing. Not a single result.
That’s because Kiddle, which has a Google Custom Search bar embedded in the site, filters out all adult content.
Some search terms return no results while others, such as “spank” or “Pamela Anderson” make the cartoon robot glower from the search engine’s moon-based theme as it tells you that you tried to search for “some bad words.”'
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.
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.