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Facebook launches Bullying Prevention Hub

22 May 2014

Facebook has launched a Bullying Prevention Hub in the UK to help teens, families and schools to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

The hub includes advice for teens about what to do if they are being bullied on Facebook, including advice about reporting as well as some conversation starter...

Instant Messaging Apps

16 May 2014

Over the last few months quite a few new messaging apps have been released giving young people different spaces to share secrets anonymously online (Whisper and Yik Yak to name a couple).

Just as a Sat Nav uses Global Positioning System (GPS) data to locate where you are in your car, these apps...

Internet Matters

13 May 2014

The UK’s four biggest internet service providers (ISPs) - Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and BT - have combined forces to launch a campaign designed to promote awareness of internet safety.

Mother and daughter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Janet Ellis launched the campaign this...

Autism and online safety: discussion forum opened

12 May 2014

Childnet, partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre, have launched a discussion forum to invite educators to share their experiences about autism and online safety, which will feed into a new toolkit for educators.

Childnet are working in partnership with Leicester City...

Ofcom releases Adults' Media Use and Attitudes Report

29 April 2014

Earlier this week OFCOM released its Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014 about the use of media by adults aged over 16 in the UK. The report details how adults perceive and use TV, radio, mobile, games, and in particular the internet.

Some of the really interesting highlights for...