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Parents need to take responsibility

I’m fed up of hearing people complaining about kids and Social Media saying things like ‘God it’s dreadful what goes on, my little ‘insert name’ would never get involved in any of that carry on’!! Or ‘God I know nothing about computers, my ‘insert name’ is much better at that kind of thing’!! If I’d

Cyber Bullying

BeWebSafe.net advising parents to attend FREE anti-bullying training across Ireland

Free anti-bullying training for parents

National Parents Council Primary and Post Primary have developed an Anti Bullying Programme for parents of primary and post primary children in Ireland.

Social Networks

BeWebSafe.net highlights changes to how teenagers post on Facebook

Teenagers can now post public Facebook updates

Another change is on it’s way for Facebook teenagers. Previously, kids (aged 13 – 17) who used Facebook had a default (audience) setting of ‘friends of friends’ but now they have the (welcomed) default setting ‘friends’ with the option of setting the audience to ‘public’.

BeWebSafe.net highlights changes to how teenagers post on Facebook

Teenagers can now post public Facebook updates

Another change is on it’s way for Facebook teenagers. Previously, kids (aged 13 – 17) who used Facebook had a default (audience) setting of ‘friends of friends’ but now they have the (welcomed) default setting ‘friends’ with the option of setting the audience to ‘public’.

YouTube Safety Mode Demo

You can’t ignore¬†YouTube!¬†Your kids will want to look up everything from Justin Bieber to their history homework so how can you protect them from any adult content that may be on there? YouTube have released details of their Safety Mode that is easy to setup (and it’ll block all those unsavoury comments too!).

Gaming

Could you child be addicted to the Internet?

Internet Addiction exists

Science boffins are telling us that they have compared brain scans of young people with “internet addiction disorder” with their peers and found damage to the white matter fibres connecting emotional processing, attention and decision making parts. Similar impairments have been found in research into other addictions including alcohol and cocaine. It comes after researchers

Search Engines

Could this boy be learning about Social Media in the classroom?

Should we teach Social Media in the classroom?

There’s a call for social networking, online etiquette and role-playing to be taught in schools in a bid to tackle cyberbullying. One school counsellor in Australia recently said that she sees a case of cyberbullying at least once a day and often police have to be called. Parents and teachers often lack the skills to

Mobile

Sexting is becoming a big issue for teenagers

What is “sexting”?

With the advent of smart phones, teenagers are spending more and more time online, from chatting to their friends to sharing photos.

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