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Police provide cyberbullying and online harassment support guide

By Internet Matters Team on

To help victims of cyberbullying and online harassment West Mercia and Warwickshire Police have created great support guides for parents and children. Working together with us and a number of charities, schools, caring professionals, and other partners, they have also launched a campaign '#BeCyberSmart' - to raise awareness of the serious consequences online bullying can … Continued

Positive online content campaign for kids

By Internet Matters Team on

This new campaign raises awareness of the need to provide children with digital content that helps them to learn, have fun and develop a positive view of themselves and others. The Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC), organised by Better Internet for Kids, will take place from the 25 to 29 September 2017. It will give … Continued

Get your child involved in Pupil Voice Week 2017

By Internet Matters Team on

Coordinated by tootoot, pupil voice week is designed to encourage primary and secondary schools to raise awareness of key issues, such as bullying, cyberbullying, racism, mental health and e-safety issues that children and young people may face on a daily basis. Alongside teachers, social workers, councils, companies and policymakers we'd like to encourage you as … Continued

Getting kids tech ready for transition to secondary school

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Helen, a social media manager with a 12-year-old daughter, gives her account of the steep learning curve she experienced as her daughter grew more reliant on tech when she made the transition to secondary school. Mobile phone is an essential tool for kids “It’s been such a fast learning curve since Maddie went into year … Continued

Sharenting: 5 tips to keeps your kids safe online

By Cat Coode on

We all love to share our children's quirky, funny and memorable moments online but have you thought about how to do it safely? Cat Coode, draws on her own experience and gives some practical tips to share safely. Of all the jobs I have ever had, by far the most difficult, confusing, exhausting AND rewarding … Continued

How will GDPR affect you and your child?

By John Carr on

E-safety expert John Carr explains what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for you and your child and their safety online. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU measure which becomes law in May 2018. Any country that wants to be able to send or receive data across EU boundaries is going … Continued