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February 8, 2011

Today is Safer Internet Day 2011

by Darren Allan
February 8th is Safer Internet Day in the UK, a campaign which aims to raise awareness of the potential dangers of the web when it comes to children going online. This is the eighth year which Safer Internet Day has been running in 65 countries across the world, and the focus this year is online gaming. Research has shown that ...



October 22, 2010

Concern over parental controls on kids’ mobiles

by Darren Allan
Internet safety guru Tanya Byron has been busy compiling a guide to help keep children safe on the net, in conjunction with Carphone Warehouse. And a survey undertaken as part of this project has revealed a lack of know-how on the part of parents whose children own smartphones capable of web surfing. The study conducted ...



June 25, 2009

Parents not monitoring kids’ online activities

by David Allen
Every now and then an issue arises that sparks parents' interest in what their children are getting up to online. This can be a news story or something they may have heard from other parents, but the good thing is that they take more control over children’s online activities. However this may not last, probably due to work and other ...



December 8, 2008

Consumers demand more internet safety

by David Allen
A recent survey of two thousand internet users, by Mott MacDonald Schema on behalf of YouGov, has found some surprising, yet at the same time conflicting, ideas when it comes to who is responsible for the security and safety of children online. Most of the people around, ninety per cent, thought that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure ...



September 30, 2008

Online safety council launched

by David Allen
The government has come up with plans to protect kids while they are online. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety has been created, to educate and set up key points which can be used to ensure the safety of children while they are using the Internet. The concerns range from cyber bullying to the use of violent ...



May 19, 2008

Internet safety council launches early

by David Allen
For some time there has been a worry about the amount of young children who have access to the internet, some in the privacy of their own bedrooms. With so many threats out there on the internet to children, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety has been created, which is backed by children’s charities and internet experts. The ...