Children are increasingly interacting with their peers online, using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the go, via mobile. It’s important that as a parent, you are aware of how your children interact with others online, to prevent them from experiencing or engaging in cyber bullying and keep them safe.
Instagram is rolling out a new feature to target internet trolls, with ‘power users’ such as Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian having the first use of the technology to combat high volumes of negative and abusive comments. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app has come under fire in the past for its lack of control over what comments are displayed alongside an uploaded photograph, with some trolls able to post spam and often vicious comments to a wide audience
Glastonbury is perhaps the most famous music festival, with over 200,000 people flocking to Worthy Farm in Somerset in June for Glastonbury 2016. Headline acts have included major British music exports such as Adele and Coldplay as well as worldwide superstar Beyonce and Pet Shop Boys in previous years.
A new initiative called iRights has launched recently and it could mean that under-18s will soon be able to delete and edit whatever they post online. The campaign is calling for the government to make the web a safer environment for young people and allow them to delete their social media past. In a world…
While The Telegraph reports on my latest e-book, I take a look at some other news articles about how teenagers are being affected by social media, and explain how parents and carers can help.
According to a survey by the Family Online Safety Institute “76% of teens are very or somewhat concerned about the privacy of their personal information being harmed by their online activity.” This blog posts looks at why it is important to help your teenager protect their online identity.