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New Anti-bullying programme backed by DfE will help beat bullying

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Internet Matters in partnership with tootoot, and supported by the Department for Education, are inviting schools to take part in a pilot online service to report bullying and cyberbullying concerns. The programme which sits alongside 9 other innovative schemes to tackle bullying, backed with £4.4million of government investment, will enable 120,000 students across 300 schools to … Continued

Online Safety Live Events

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South West Grid for Learning is hosting a series of events Designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people and they’re completely FREE. Delivered across the whole of the UK by the Find out more about South West Grid for Learning, they will bring these events locally to you with all the very latest in … Continued

Sharing on social this Christmas

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Researchers have estimated that more than 2.5 trillion photos will have been shared or stored online globally throughout the 12 months of 2016 – a 15% increase on the previous year. And with this Christmas expected to be the most connected ever, 7 billion images are set to be shared on December 25th on social … Continued

Best smart tech toys for Christmas 2016

By Andy Robertson on

With only a couple of sleeps before Christmas Andy Robertson of Pocket-lint gives a great round-up of this year’s best smart tech toys that kids will be hoping to find under the tree. These days toys are either connected to the internet, come with a related app or leverage some intelligent technology. Beyond the band wagon … Continued

Expert Advice: Are you oversharing on social media?

By Sue Scheff on

Life is full of potential addictions; you don’t have to look too far to find them. When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn’t always register as a cause for concern. Oversharing is difficult to self-diagnose, so it takes support from friends … Continued

Test your knowledge of young people and the internet

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To mark Facebook joining Internet Matters, we have created this quiz to help you find out just how “digitally savvy” you are. Take part to learn more about the digital lives of children and young people, and understand how we can help them navigate the online environment.

Best 10 educational apps to keep your kids amused safely

By Andy Robertson on

While we all know that smartphones and tablets are powerful devices for bringing learning into the home, app stores are so crammed with options it can be hard to find the best ones for our children. That's why we've tested a fair few ourselves in order to bring you our current top 10 apps that … Continued

Preparing for the most shared Christmas ever

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In the same time that it takes to cook your turkey, over 1.3 billion photos will be shared online. This fun fact highlights the need to encourage young people to share safely and discuss the risks of over-sharing online. Whether it’s presents under the tree, mulled wine, mince pies or a favourite family anecdote, Christmas … Continued

Age verification law proposed for websites to keep out under 18s

By John Carr on

The United Kingdom is on the verge of becoming the first democratic country in the world to restrict access to online pornography by requiring commercial pornography websites to introduce age verification to keep out under 18s. This will apply even to the so-called “free” sites. Any that fail to introduce age verification can be fined … Continued