The Anti-Bullying Alliance has launched some resources to back Anti-Bullying Week here to which they have added the tag line ‘The future is ours , safe fun and connected’.
Insafe has picked up this theme here
Time to start planning for Safer Internet Day Tuesday 11 February 2014, with the strapline ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. UK resources are now available here.
Insafe has published a compendium of resources available that address the e-safety of mobile devices here. The UK entry does not give anything new but it is useful having it in one place for easy reference and especially if you require a pointer to European language equivilents.
In addition Insafe has reported here the release of the first Net Children Go Mobile deliverable that “investigates how, where, and at what age children go online, and which activities they engage in on the internet”; the investigation re-enforces the notion of an existing “bedroom culture” in internet use and predominat ownership of smartphones by young people.
ThinkUKnow’s topical news in brief:
The European Union, lead by ENISA, has declared October European Cyber Security Month.
In support the “Safe and Secure Online” initiative from (ISC)2 and Childnet International are offering to link schools with a volunteer security specialist from industry if they intend to mark the month as part of an e-safety campaign.
Insafe has launched a number of “Tip sheets” here covering
- In app purchases
- Instagram – for Android devices
- Instagram – for Apple devices
There is also an invitation to suggest further topics that should be covered by contacting Insafe: email the newsdesk at eun.org subject=Tip sheet suggestions
The UK Safer Internet Centre has launched here new advice for young people on using video chatting services safely. ‘Video chat and webcams’ is aimed at young people using video chat services such as Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts and provides top tips and technical advice for the safer use of video chat and webcams.
Insafe Back2School campaign will be bringing you a gift box full of goodies to start the year off on a safe footing. Register here to receive an email notification each time a new ‘gift’ is released .