Online Safety

Online Safety in the News 02/02/18

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

What is the Sarahah app and why are parents worried about it?
Sarahah is the new anonymous app which allows you to send messages to users without them ever knowing who you are.
Story from: Manchester Evening News

Parents 'may be prosecuted for their children's sexting'
Parents could be prosecuted if their children engage in sending indecent images over mobile phones, a police force has said. Kent Police says parents could be liable if their name is on the contract for the phone.
Story from: Yahoo News

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Online Safety Update: Issue 18


Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 18: December 2017' online now.

In this issue we look at the safety and security of connected toys and our 10 top tips for staying safe online this Christmas.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Online Safety in the News 08/12/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Schools can't tackle online safety alone
Parents can often feel overwhelmed by the digital world, accepting that their children possess better technical knowledge. But, if we want to keep our children safe online, they need to keep up-to-date with the latest technology'
Story from: TES

BBC launches Own It website to help under-12s navigate online risks
New site for nine to 12-year-olds is part of corporation’s £34m investment in children’s programming over three years.
Story from: The Guardian

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Online Safety in the News 24/11/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Cyber security scheme launches in UK schools
Schoolchildren will be encouraged to take up cyber security as a career in a government scheme. The initiative called ‘Cyber Discovery’ aims to ‘find the next generation of cyber security talent. With some £20 million worth of investment, the program is aimed at young people in years 10 to 13.
Story from: PCR

William to meet tech giants as he steps up fight against cyber bullying
The Duke of Cambridge will meet senior representatives from leading communication, technology, social media and gaming companies as well as experts from charities on Thursday to discuss the progress made over the last 18 months.
Story from: Daily Mail

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