Here's why the police like this approach, it builds children's confidence online, helping them to make better decisions, assert their own personality, not just submitting to everything.
What could be better than a kid with 20 or 30 real friends on social media? FRIENDS, not followers, real friends don't bully each other so much. Real friends make up. Remember Facebook say that 'followers' are at least five times more likely to bully somebody.
We know most kids and parents hate this approach, preferring popularity to safety. It will take a little effort to change things.
We explain why kids should use real name!
Social media accounts ought to be private and regularly checked and verified. When kids use real names and photos, they behave better online, that's a fact. The Police and Facebook agree real names and photos make children posting on Snapchat and TikTok more cautious.
Real Name, Real Photos and Privacy (called 'My Friends only' in Snapchat). This creates a circle of trust where kids don't abuse each other because their accounts are real, not fake. It's called 'social media not 'bully' media, and it should be honest, real, not fake. Many parents disagree strongly here, saying to keep my kid safe, I want you to use a fake name to keep their kids safe. We disagree equally strongly.
If your kids misbehave online, the Police will come to talk to you, not your kid.
Who said kids & teenagers phone is private. They are not. Who is boss? Who is paying? Who is liable?
Time for parents to do, as they always did. So let's take back control for the two best reasons in the world.
Snapchat is a bullys' paradise
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We forget the vast amounts of personal data we share with our devices daily. Here are four simple things we can do today which require only a little effort to protect our business and family lives jointly. Email, password management, software & browser updates and ransomware protection.
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What is the point of Safer Internet Day? Kids' online habits changed and grew coarser during COVID-19 and we think schools and parents didn't notice a thing except kids were using their phones more. Let's get rid of safer internet day #SID2023 and do something else if nobody is bothered to keep up.
St Patrick's Day, 2022. The British Government bring forward what they say are the most aggressive new online safety laws in the world. New Laws for cyber flashing, social media portals made liable for user content, huge fines, jail time for executives.
IT Cybersecurity incidents have a devastating impact on businesses and small home offices, with the average loss in 2021 costing over $330,000 per incident, according to London insurer Hiscox. Cybersecurity experts recommend action. Any action is better than nothing and could reduce the impact of the most common incidents.
Here is how to set up Time Limits on an iPhone. In this case, we are showing how to set up 1 hour a day limit on WhatsApp Monday through Saturday. And two hours on Sunday. Screen by Screen.
VPN providers love making big promises. They exaggerate benefits, better speeds, safer for gamers, disguising your IP address. However, many serious people still think there are good reasons to use a VPN. Here are five of them.
One question we get asked a lot is will VPN work with parental control. We explain why it works and why it is an excellent idea for your home online protection.
We give Discord, the chat messaging service popular with gamers, the BeSecureOnline once over. Launched in 2015, by two video gamers, Discord enjoys 140 million active monthly users. Drawn by the emphasis on chat, messages and community building, users benefit from no advertising, no forced feed or algorithms.
Facebook is in trouble again and it's their internal research showing beyond doubt that Instagram is bad for girls body image, self-esteem and low confidence.
Facebook's reaction was to downplay this and deflect blame onto others upsetting people more. Since being published in The Wall Street Journal, Facebook employees past and present have admitted it to be true.