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15 Aug 2019
On social media it is easy to fall into the trap of over-posting, and parents whose vital element is sharing, they share their children’s life without selection. This, according to experts, is very dangerous. This phenomenon has also created a new...
02 Jul 2019
Children`s charities in the UK agree social media abuse victims must have the right in a new law to sue the social media platforms where the crimes occur. The UK Government issued a white paper on online harms, introducing the concept of statutory...
24 Jun 2019
Consumer and child protection groups are worried that the Google-owned video service is collecting data on young users at the same time, and failing to shield them from inappropriate content. These organizations argue that Google needs to make big...
19 Jun 2019
According to the report of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) in 2018, 224,000 of the reported contents were illegal. According to the organization and its affiliated hotlines, the number of notifications is steadily...
30 May 2019
 "The Safer Schools” is a new application launched in more than 13,000 schools in the UK with the aim to educate, empower, protect children from online risks and give parents, teachers, and children the tools to identify, prevent and reduce the...
13 Mar 2019
As a reaction to a concerning number of reported cases of sexual abuse of children online, the UK`s National Crime Agency is decided to expand their educational programme ThinkUKnow, aiming to teach children about dangers of online grooming. As part...
11 Feb 2019
Preventing cyber bulling has proven to be significant challenge for social media platforms. However, it seems technology that enables cyber bulling can also be used to prevent it. The artificial intelligence is being developed to enable computers to...
10 Feb 2019
Scandals that have recently became public raised the issue of child protection on dating apps like Grindr and Tinder and underlined the importance of keeping the dating apps management accountable for protection children and preventing abuse on...
10 Feb 2019
In an exclusive interview for Mirror Online, Claire Lilley, the Child Safety Public Policy Manger at Google EMEA has discussed the new You Tube app for children and explained 5 tips for parents to make sure their children are benefit from the new...
05 Feb 2019
To mark this year’s Safe Internet Day, Council of Europe introduced recently adopted Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on Guidelines to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment. The...

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