Research by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters shows that 62 per cent of parents are concerned about cyberbullying, and with one in five 13 to 18-year-olds claiming to have experienced cyberbullying this figure appears justified. However, very little information exists for us to determine how many of our children are acting as the bullies. On their website,…

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Children and young people spend a lot of time online.  For many parents, this can be quite a concern.  Often, parents feel they know less about the online world than their children and can feel daunted by having conversations with them about online safety. Most people are aware of – and probably use themselves – the main social networking…

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With growing emphasis placed upon the use of digital technology, there are many in society who are finding their lack of skills a barrier. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has called for the government to use schools as a means by which children and parents can engage with digital technology. Many parents…

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With the first person in Britain having being recently sentenced for Cyberstalking, Internet safety experts Get Safe Online have offered some tips on how to protect yourself and your family. Their safety tips include: Review what online information exists about you and keep it to a minimum Regularly change your e-mail and passwords for key online accounts and…

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The Anti-bullying alliance has released guidance for teachers and other professionals on Cyberbullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities. The guidance has been developed following qualitative research with children and young people with disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health issues, emotional and /or behavioural difficulties. The research findings included:  young people reported that they had been…

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