Tag Archives: Apps

Is there an age limit for kids on social media? – Infographic from the Australian Children’s e-Safety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, many of which are useful to schools, parents/carers and young people in the UK. The office has recently published this new Infographic about age … Continue reading

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Live Streaming Apps Tipsheet from Insafe

Live streaming apps are currently very topical and gaining popularity with adults and children alike. Towards the end of March 2015, Twitter announced that it was launching Periscope, while earlier in the year Meerkat appeared. Both apps, along with other … Continue reading

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New Ofcom Report 2015 finds that half of UK homes have turned to tablets in just five years

New Ofcom research has revealed that the tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years as over half of UK households (54%) one. Apple’s iPad launched in the UK on 28 May 2010 and, alongside … Continue reading

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Brand new checklists for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram

The UK Safer Internet Centre have now produced and published three brand new checklists – for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, with the same style and format as their hugely popular Facebook checklist. The checklists cover everything professional, parents and young people … Continue reading

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Schools: get your pupils involved in a nationwide survey about apps and mobile devices

Leading e-safety charity Childnet wants to hear from young people about how they use their mobile devices and is inviting schools across the UK to get involved! The survey for 11-18s is exploring how young people use mobile devices, such … Continue reading

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Online Safety Concern – Template Letter for Schools and Settings

Kent County Council and Kent Police are increasingly receiving reports of children and young people accessing inappropriate content and being contacted by unknown individuals using apps and websites which enable video chat. There has also recently been national research published … Continue reading

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NSPCC find that parents may be missing vital information in online safety talks with children

The NSPCC have recently surveyed more than 600 primary school children about what information they feel they need to help them to stay safe online. More than 80% of children said that online privacy settings on mobile apps and games … Continue reading

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NSPCC launches New “Share Aware” campaign

Parents’ concerns about social networking sites popular with children are revealed today, as the NSPCC launches its Share Aware campaign to get families talking about socialising safely online. An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Mumsnet reviewed 48 … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools on Cloud Software Services and the Data Protection Act

The Department for Education has published a new advice and information document regarding Cloud (educational apps) software services and the Data Protection Act. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools understand some of the key principles and … Continue reading

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“Wud U?” App: New educational app by Barnardo’s for use with young people who might be at risk of sexual exploitation

The Wud U? app has been created by Barnardo’s and aims to educate young people about behaviour that could put them at risk of being sexual exploited, through illustrated, interactive stories. Wud U? will enables teachers and other professionals the … Continue reading

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