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Online Safety in the News 17/06/16

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

Police chiefs draw up sexting guidance for schools
Advice is in response to increase in number of offences and concern among schools that children are not over-criminalised.
Story from: The Guardian

Leading Technology companies are announced as founding members of The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying
The C.E.O.s of Britain's leading telecoms companies, UK and European heads of the world's largest technology firms, and World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee are among the leaders that have been announced today as founding members of The Duke of Cambridge's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.
Story from: Kensington Palace

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Online Safety in the News 06/05/16

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

BBC and Google team up with Internet Matters safety group
Google and the BBC have become the first official partners of Internet Matters, and will provide support and resources to the online child safety group.
Story from: BT.com

Joanna Shields: The UK is leading the world in online safety
The rapid increase in the amount of time children spend online means keeping them safe from harm is a moving target. We all have a responsibility to play our part.
Story from: Politics Homes

Amazon liable for “unfair billing” in apps for kids
A US federal judge found Amazon liable for unfairly billing parents for in-app purchases made by children, following a case filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Story from: Mobile World Live

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Online Safety in the News 22/04/16

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

Passwords, phones and privacy settings: how to protect yourself online
Stay safer on the internet with these tips on shoring up your digital security.
Story from: The Guardian

Tablet safety tips for parents and children
Tablet use is on the rise for children, here are five ways you can ensure they use them safely.
Story from: BT.com

Education key to fighting cyberbullying of children, says safety watchdog
Education is critical in the fight to reduce cyberbullying and harassment of children, and improve online safety, Australia’s cyberbullying and children’s safety watchdog has said.
Story from: The Guardian

Read more: Online Safety in the News 22/04/16

Online Safety in the News 11/03/16

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

Controversial 'online reputation' app Peeple launches
When news of the idea emerged last year, the app's creators, Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough, came under intense criticism as Peeple - accused of being 'Yelp for humans' - was feared to hold potential for cyber bullying and online defamation.
Story from: Research Live

Is the Internet of Things putting your child's privacy at risk?
From Hello Barbie to hacked baby monitors, privacy legislation can’t keep up with the increasingly Wi-Fi enabled world.
Story from: The Guardian

Read more: Online Safety in the News 11/03/16

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