Online safety

New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy

The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a suite of lesson plans and worksheets aimed at teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to protect …

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Premier League and Internet Matters to help young people tackle challenges they face online

Internet Matters is working alongside the Premier League to equip children and young people with the skills they need to navigate their online world safely and responsibly. Internet Matters is the industry collective which inspires leading organisations to create a future where children and young people are prepared to benefit …

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Cybersmile Foundation offers free digital education and support in response to coronavirus crisis

Cybersmile has announced details of digital education and support available for people being affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, including those self-isolating and those in quarantine. With schools closing daily around the world, Cybersmile is offering use of its full curriculum of lesson plans and access to its interactive learning programme, …

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3 out of 5 parents say cyberbullying is now harder for them to deal with than face to face bullying

A new study for Anti-Bullying Week by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters,  has found that parents were significantly more likely to be concerned about children aged 13 and under compared to those 14 and above. With smartphone use amongst children now increasingly common, cyberbullying ranks alongside online grooming and sexting in the …

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