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09 Sep 2019
As summer comes to an end and children return to school the widespread issue of bullying starts taking its toll on the lives of a significant number of students.  According to the American National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, more than...
02 Sep 2019
Security over privacy is in the focus of NSPCC campaigning challenged by David Spencer, VPNCompare's News Editor. In general, encryption helps to keep people safer online, messages are more secure and less vulnerable to hackers and online...
28 Aug 2019
Child predators have taken on an increasing online presence, and as a result, law enforcement officials and child rights professionals are becoming more involved in preventing and dealing with crimes against children. According to Lynn Davis, chief...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
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...
18 Apr 2019
  A new initiative, ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’, was launched by UNICEF Albania and the Municipality of Tirana. “Friendly Wi-Fi” is a certification service for public Wi-Fi that marks services that meet minimum filtering standards – particularly in areas where...
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...

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