Online Safety News

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

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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

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Online Safety Update: Issue 10

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 10: May 2016' online now.

In this issue we celebrate Prince Albert Primary School successfully being awarded the e-Safety Mark award, take a look at a popular new app called ooVoo and we also look at alternatives to main stream search engines such as Google and Bing...Finally, why not learn about online safety together by finding out more about reverse image searching.  We hope you enjoy this issue.

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 01/07/16

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

'The thing that has really undermined teachers is not Ofsted inspectors or political instability – it’s technology'
Far from being digital natives, kids are actually flailing around online, looking for guidance.
Story from: TES

Facebook leads the way against cyberbullying, but others need to follow
Surrounded by the heads of Google, Facebook and Twitter, the Duke of Cambridge didn’t choose to advocate for entrepreneurship or celebrate Britain’s role in the digital revolution – instead he picked a surprisingly buzzword-free topic usually avoided at self-congratulatory events like these: cyberbullying.
Story from: The Telegraph

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