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COVID19 - KILLING TIME WITH KIDS ONLINE

Changes to everyday life due to the Coronavirus, we need to help our kids, tweens and teenagers adjust to the new and unfamiliar situation of indefinite school and childcare creche closings.

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THE TROUBLE WITH TIKTOK

How to set up TikTok 

The Sun Newspaper in London has issued a stark investigation about TikTok, suggesting it is completely unfit for purpose for children, whilst the article is poorly written, there is a strong grain of truth in it. TikTok has grown hugely since its former life ad Music.ly. Now known as TikTok and in Chinese ownership for the last two year.

The problem is quite simple. TikTok’s minimum age is 13, Tiktok does nothing during the sign-up process to check  - meaning huge numbers of children join below the required age with no legal protection. TikTok also serves adverts and recommendations which may not be suitable for children. Families will find it is difficult to contact TikTok to get videos taken down.

Even truthful 13 year olds are then given an option to make their accounts public.

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The Internet has been all over you, but is VPN being oversold?

Stop it with VPN.

VPN is everywhere now, a vital part of cybersecurity, internet safety. It's suddenly become time for everyone to get a private untracked connection which speeds up your online connection, improves your internet security, and reduces advertising and hide what you do online. VPN adverts are everywhere. Here's a breakdown of what you need. The first thing you don't need is a free VPN. You need the right provider, not the first one to appear on an internet search. You want to search the internet, not let the internet search you. 

Big data, the Internet of things, and advertising is now at the core of the Internet. The internet is force-feeding you its selections, recommendations, would it be nice to make your own choices for once. 

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Let's talk about Sexting

We have given 100's of talks about Sexting, you’ll hear a pin drop when sexting is discussed. For starters, most Teenagers don't realise that Adult content is illegal. Naturally, teenagers have a huge appetite for Adult Content, which is how we refer to 'pornography'. It is so hard for Teachers, Parents to have this talk, Sexting is our most requested internet safety talks for Senior schools. Booking Enquiry

The main purpose of the Talks is to explain the consequences, making Students aware of the effects on their future, careers, interests, relationship. 

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APPChat Day Seminar Online Safety, Social Media for Parents, Guardians, 7th Sept

A day seminar, Saturday 7th Sept on the important topic of social media, online safety. Our company runs 100’s of Schools talks annually in the UK and Ireland around this subject, bringing fresh thinking and an alternative point of view.

Schools and Teachers have been left to deal with this on their own, many Teachers resent this, in both primary and post primary Schools because there are so many sensitive embracing topics Sexting, Hate messaging, cyber bullying, Snapchat incidents etc. 

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Fortnite - Should I be worried about my child's internet safety?

The rise and rise again of Fortnite has been extraordinary, hardly heard of a year ago, it’s now on the lips of every child in the world. But is it really safe?

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