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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with safeguarding


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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22 June 2022

Upskirting has been a custodial offence in UK since 2019.

 

The BBC found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls taken in public without their consent. One man who posted videos of himself stalking schoolgirls in New York is now being investigated by police.

 

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14 June 2022

nstagram owner Meta is launching new parental controls across the platform in the UK on 14 June.

They include the option of setting daily time limits of between 15 minutes and 2 hours, after which a black screen appears on the app.

Parents can also schedule break times and see any accounts their child reports, and why they did so.

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12 June 2022

iNEQE's safety guide.

Telegram is one of the many messaging apps available that may be more familiar due to bad press instead of good reviews. This online safety article unpacks how this app works, the controversies that surround it, the safety concerns and risks it poses to children and young people and our top tips on staying safe.

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08 June 2022

The new interactive website encourages 4-7s to engage safely online by helping them to recognise worrying, upsetting or scary situations and reinforcing the key message that they should ‘Tell A Grown Up’ in these instances.

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