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08 November 2013

This year's theme for Safer Internet day is 'let's create a better internet together.' UK Safer Internet Centre has created primary and secondary school packs and also a parent pack, providing lots of great ideas to help schools and organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day 2014.

Download the packs here

This year’s theme for Safer Internet day is ‘let’s create a better internet together.’ We have createdprimaryandsecondary school packs and also aparent pack, providing lots of great ideas to help schools and organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day 2014.
08 November 2013

AVG writes;

'Facebook, Google and more than a thousand other companies collect data about you online. Until now there has been no easy way to understand and control data collection. AVG PrivacyFix checks your privacy exposure on Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and with one click, takes you to settings where you can fix it. Block over 1,200 trackers from following your movements online. See which websites reserve the right to sell your personal data and easily request that they delete what they hold on you. Get alerted to privacy risks as you visit sites and know when policies change.

And because we no longer live our digital lives just on a PC, you can download the apps and manage your privacy on your mobile and tablet too.'

Download the app here

31 October 2013

'Facebook is in the process of a privacy shift that would let all users be discovered via Graph Search.

The company reminded users earlier this month that it is phasing out the "Who can look up your timeline by name," Facebook privacy feature that allowed people to essentially opt-out of being discoverable within Graph Search.

Here's how you can make sure that you don't get unwanted attention or unfamilar friend requests as a result of this Facebook privacy change.' Read the full article on Insidefacebook.com

30 October 2013

The article in The Guardian contains some strong and abusive language and shows how James Blunt is beating the online bullies. This would be a useful resource to use with older students.

 

Read the article here

24 October 2013

Zipit helps you get flirty chat back on the right track. It's packed with killer comebacks and top tips to help you stay in control of your chat game.

Save images onto your device and share them with your friends!

Share images on Facebook, Twitter, BBM or via email

Find out how to deal with a sexting crisis

Get advice to help you flirt without failing

Call ChildLine or save the number to your phone

You can also share images from Zipit through other apps like Whatsapp or Instagram, depending on what kind of phone you have and what apps you have on your phone.

 

More infomation and download the app

17 October 2013

'Looking up information on social media is starting to become a standard part of the background checks which employers run on prospective job candidates, or even on existing employees. This briefing, the last in a three-part series on social media, looks at whether such checks: can be used as a basis for rejecting a job candidate; infringe an employee's data protection rights or privacy; or permit an employer to dismiss an employee.'

 

Read more here