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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

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06 July 2022

A father whose 14-year-old daughter killed herself is calling for parents to be able to access their children's social media after they die.

Mariano Janin believes his daughter Mia saw bullying messages on her phone the night before her death in March 2021.

He wants parents to be able to access any messages or videos a child may have seen on social media before they died.

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03 May 2022

It is an offence to install monitoring apps without a user's permission.

Where parents are the owners of the device this would not apply.

This guide to parental control apps explores the possible positives and negatives of using them, plus provides an overview of some of the most popular apps on offer.

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18 March 2022

The Family Video Game Database has been created to help parents, carers and guardians gain a deeper understanding of video games. Through unusual lists of games, detailed search and alternative suggestions we connect families with amazing, affordable video games that are valued by adults and children.

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02 February 2022

Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, is to create a new digital service that will give professionals supporting children instant access to relevant knowledge and advice, to help them respond with confidence to the continuously evolving challenges young people face online.

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15 March 2021

An anonymous cyberbully in Pennsylvania seemed to have one goal in mind: Force a trio of cheerleaders off their formidable local team, the Victory Vipers.

Doctored images were sent to the coach of the competitive squad that appeared to show the teen girls in humiliating or compromising situations that could get them kicked off the team, like appearing nude, drinking alcohol and using drugs, according to the criminal complaint.

In anonymous texts and calls, the bully told one girl “you should kill yourself.”

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