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COVID19 is good for Internet Crime

Internet crime is on the rise with COVID19 in 2021, most of us think they will never be a victim to hackers. Maybe it's time to reconsider

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Kids go around age verification

Kids can easily bypass the age verification on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and WhatsApp lying about their age, according to a new research study. New 2021 study reveals that social media do not stop kids from lying about their age.

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TikTok made safer, but not safe!

TikTok is the internet sensation that became kids and teens favourite in 2020 through 2021. TikTok is easy to set up and ease, it is well designed and has blown Instagram away but not Snapchat. If you haven't tried it yourself, try it and you will see what I mean.

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TikTok deliberately thwarts 'LGBT, Overweight & Disabled' people.

TikTok is the flavour of the month. Formerly known as Musicaly.ly until Chinese Company Bytedance bought it in 2018. Merged with the Bytedance product Douhin, and was relaunched as TikTok. TikTok rules the waves now, putting everyone else in the shade including Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube with Instagram suffering the most.

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Trump, Miss Teen USA, Zuckerberg & WebCam covers

WebCam are an easy way into your very private life, with people constantly using, phone, laptops in bed. Think who might be watching, and how they could use that against you easily. 

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Don't use TikTok if you want to be safe!

Bytedance has been blessed with the success of TikTok, however, success brings critics, political battles with Donald Trump, rebuke from Police Forces worldwide, accusations that stalkers, weirdos are grooming kids on the portal and allegations they don't care about user safety at all.  Aside from that, it's going great.

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Smart Teenager talks about reality of social media, We respond.

A Bristol teenager writes. "I feel that screen limits should depend on the kid. My brother is driven to do anything restricted from him. Screen time is annoying especially now during corona because I only get 20 minutes of Snapchat and less than 3 on other social media apps"

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What Parents want from Parental Control, We asked, you told us!

Free parental control just isn't good enough, it just isn't clever enough, doesn't do enough, and ultimately doesn't protect your kid's online. According to you here is what matters when it comes to parental control, Time limits, safe search and content control.

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Zoom is making internet safety talks popular again

Zoom is making it easy and affordable for schools to get the best internet safety talks. It's a great way to reach everyone to discuss TikTok, Snapchat, bullying, gaming addiction, and online reputation in primary and secondary. Sessions usually start at 8pm. 

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Why we recommend F Secure SAFE for parental control

We like F-Secure safe as it is simple, well designed and an excellent parental control App with everything parents need to keep their kids safe online, improves their digital wellbeing including sleeping, eating properly and exercise. We recommend it!

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