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Helping parents with e-Safety

Microsoft have been working with the UK government to improve e-Safety by making it easier to report suspicious activity and to access online safety advice.  A new app is now available from the Windows store which provides children and parents with access to educational videos and the latest online safety campaigns. The app also provides a means to reporting concerns of inappropriate online contact and content.

Nicola Hodson, general manager of Microsoft UK said “This app will help parents keep talking with children about their online experiences and, if issues arise, offer meaningful support.”

Recent research by Internet security company ESET, found that many parents lack the confidence to talk about e-Safety with their children, feeling their children know more than they do.

Resources such as the windows app and the Parents e-Safety course from the ChildProtectionCompany.com, are designed to help parents understand e-Safety and feel confident to talk to their children and help them manage the risks of using the internet.