Digital Kids Show to debut in Manchester this October

Digital Kids Show to debut in Manchester this October

The inaugural Digital Kids Show will take place in Manchester's Event City on October 29th and 30th 2016. Concieved by online child safety expert Aisha Tilstone, the Digital Kids Show will feature six zones where kids can play games, test out apps and parents can learn best practice for keeping children safe online. There will also be a Digital, Stem and Coding Skills Zone as well as a Media Zon…

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Children ignore age limits by opening social media accounts

Children ignore age limits by opening social media accounts

A majority of 10 to 12-year-olds use social media despite being below the age limit to have an account, a survey has revealed. Social media services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat require account holders to be at least 13 years-old.  But a survey by the BBC’s news programme for children, Newsround, found that more than three-quarters of younger children at primar…

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How to stop your child running up a huge phone bill

How to stop your child running up a huge phone bill

Experts are warning parents they must ensure their children are not running up big bills by playing games on family iPads or computers. Ewan Taylor-Gibson, telecoms expert at comparison website uSwitch, says that the older children become, the easier they find it to outsmart usage restrictions that parents put in place. He says: ‘No parental control software can ever be up to date.’ His comment…

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Web filters alone 'cannot protect children online'

Web filters alone 'cannot protect children online'

Government-imposed web filters are not a fix-it-all solution for protecting children online and give parents a false sense of security, a leading web expert has warned. Tony Anscombe from computer security firm AVG said that more education was needed to ensure that children stayed safe when using the web. "The government needs to realise that a filter is not an isolated solution for protecting ch…

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Creative and secure platform

Creative and secure platform

An innovative new partnership has been announced to keep children safe from online securities. Manchester based, Social Enterprise Engage Media Solutions has announced a new partnership with the Registered Digital Institute (RDI) for the ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’ scheme. This new partnership aims to see Child Internet Safety (CIS) combining with Friendly Wi-Fi to raise awareness of the potential online s…

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