#113747086 / gettyimages.com 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…
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’.
I usually write about internet safety and educating parents on how they can keep their children safe online but, as a Mum of three young children, the terrible news of the sexual attacks on the 6 and 9 year old little girls over the weekend in Athlone have had a profound effect on me and…
The popular technology magazine PC Pro have conducted an extensive series of tests on the 15 most popular web filtering services regularly downloaded by concerned parents (both free and paid for) and only 3 out of the 15 managed to block out 100% of the pornographic websites.
Parents will be delighted to hear that Apple have now created a new ‘Kids’ section in their App Store, where apps are broken down into three age ranges:
National Parents Council Primary and Post Primary have developed an Anti Bullying Programme for parents of primary and post primary children in Ireland.
According to an article in The Irish Times today, a recent report from the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) has shown that children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sexual acts on webcams by abusers.
A recent report by Stefan Stieger, PhD and co-authors at the University of Vienna, Austria looked at an emerging counter movement of people away from Facebook and Social Media.
With the advent of smart phones, teenagers are spending more and more time online, from chatting to their friends to sharing photos.