Image of Tech companies must not encrypt platforms unless guarantees can be made on child safety, MPs warn

Tech companies must not encrypt platforms unless guarantees can be made on child safety, MPs warn

13 September 2021

MPs say new legislation will be an opportunity to make the internet a safer place for children, but warn that social media companies must be more ‘pro-active’ in improving platforms.

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The Children’s Code – What is it and how will it help protect children online?

03 September 2021

The Information Commissioners Office has officially launched the Children’s Code to ensure that tech companies are doing everything they can to respect children’s privacy and work towards keeping them safe online.

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Discord Security Settings – A Guide for Parents and Carers

20 August 2021

This blog explores Discord, a chat app used by gamers and has been gaining more popularity recently.

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Instagram Makes New Under 16 Profiles Private by Default

03 August 2021

Instagram have announced some new changes to how young people’s social media accounts can be managed. These features have been introduced to prevent unwanted followers and messages from strangers.

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Campaigners push to stop this being ‘the summer of online sexual abuse’ against children

29 July 2021

A new campaign from the IWF sees online campaigners warning teenagers and their parents about online grooming and sexual exploitation as schools break up for the summer.

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225% Increase in ‘Hate Speech’ Reported to Report Harmful Content - Annual Report 2021

22 June 2021

Today (23/6/2021) Report Harmful Content (RHC) launched their annual report for 2021 ‘Through These Walls’, which analyses data between January 2020 and December 2020.

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Looking at the Impact and Effects of Social Media Fame

18 June 2021

In this blog we’ll look at the impact social media fame can bring to individuals across all ages and consider what factors users should be aware of when wanting to find fame online.

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Twitch - a guide for parents and carers

06 April 2021

In this blog our partners at Childnet look at what Twitch is and explore some key things for parents and carers to be aware of.

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TikTok Incorporates New Comment Features

19 March 2021

TikTok has included two new features to help creators filter out comments as well as encouraging users to reconsider posting hurtful material. Find out how these new features work in this latest article

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Snapchat’s New Safety Resources Launch in The UK

19 February 2021

In the run up to Safer Internet Day, Snapchat launched new resources looking at safety within the app. Find out about these two new resources in this blog.