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Text is one of the main ways kids avoid being caught by parents. Text is now commonplace in everything so much so it's officially becoming part of the language. 102. 420 – Marijuana, 104. CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around, 108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer
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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.
This is the opinion of leading American experts in MIT. Schoolyard bullying has been seriously reduced since 1999. Sadly the bullies many of whom are cowards have taken to cyberbullying instead. Online bullying is the only form of bullying growing. This ain't what Steve Jobs brought the world the iPhone to do.
Instagram is Teacher's pet in Facebook, the boss loves Instagram and lavishes praise on them publically. Instagram is doing really well in terms of advertising and active daily users. Instagram has a billion users and hundreds of millions of active daily users. Some people have even called it, the deal of the century when Zuckerberg bought Instagram for billion dollars in 2012. That's a dollar a user, better than striking oil.
Instagram Threads is a new feature in it's 'Close Friends' option. The new 'Auto Status' facility is causing a stir. It tells people (close friends) 1. Where you are 2. What you are doing 3. Possibly, your mood | Note - Even when you are not using Instagram but in a passive mode. Instagram says you have to enable it, so what!
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.
Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe really annoyed the Prime Minister, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary. She agreed with his stance on cyber crime, but not the way he went about it. He suggested Police would be slow to investigate online security crimes where the individuals failed to take online protection seriously especially having an 'upto date' anti virus. He openly backed banks, credit card providers doing the same, not refunding customers losses. She disliked the way he went about it, she's not so so keen on the other guy in the photo below either.
At BeSecureOnline, we believe that knowledge is power and by informing both yourself and your children of the dangers of the internet – you can help make the internet a safer place.
Internet safety for kids is at the heart of our business. We provide internet safety talks for kids and teens year round and have developed a realistic, fun approach to addressing issues and the dangers the internet often presents.
Is it possible that the internet is being taken back by a silent majority who is finally making its voice heard, expressing its dismay about internet safety and the shocking content found on some platforms.
Following some menacing threats from the British Government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pressured Facebook into announcing that Instagram would intervene and take down self-harm content.
Is this the start of something big or simply a cynical defense move?
Before we dive into our safety guidelines – we’ll briefly explain what SnapChat is and how it works. Don’t worry most parents haven’t the faintest idea what or how it works.
Social Media and the amount of time we spend online has a greater affect on our lives and mental health than we, as adults, can often comprehend.
Our children have an even less understanding of the impact social media, online bullying and instant gratification has on their day to day lives and overall happiness.
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