Online Safety News

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

Read more: Online Safety in the News 06/05/16

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

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.