Online Safety News

Online Safety in the News 28/04/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Children report feeling unprotected from inappropriate content on social media sites
Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, new research has found.
Story from: ITV News

Smartphone app 'tells parents when children are sexting'
Parents worried their children are swapping inappropriate pictures and selfies with friends or even strangers online are being offered a smartphone app to automatically spot suspect images.
Story from: The Telegraph

Read more: Online Safety in the News 28/04/17

Online Safety Update: Issue 15


Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 15: April 2017' online now.

In this issue we take a special look at YouTube including some fun facts, figures and advice to help you and your family to safely enjoy using YouTube.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Online Safety in the News 17/03/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Twitter takes on trolls with tools to detect and mute abuse
The social media company will no longer wait for users to manually flag abusive content and accounts before acting.
Story from: Sky News

Five-year-old girl suffers horrific burns after becoming the latest victim of 'fire fairy' game spreading online
Russian police are investigating the social media scam, which is modelled on popular animated series 'Winx Club: School of Witches' The post - aimed at young girls - tells readers that if they turn on the gas burners on their stove and repeat 'magical words', they will become 'fire fairies'
Story from: Daily Mail

Read more: Online Safety in the News 17/03/17