European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

The watch has been found to expose its wearers to a high level of risk of being contacted and monitored by attackers. The European Commission has issued a recall order for a smartwatch aimed at children due to concerns that it represents a serious risk for the privacy and security of its wearers. The watch, … More European Commission orders recall of children’s smartwatch over privacy concerns

Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

How can we help kids avoid security horrors and stay safe from rogue online “neighbours” at Halloween and thereafter? It’s that time of year again when children, decked out in special costumes, roam the streets and ask for treats from neighbors. The online world, too, is inhabited by creatures that aren’t what they seem to … More Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids

Cyberbullying: Advice for victims and witnesses

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, about half of young people have experienced cyberbullying in one form or another at least once, and between 10% and 20% of them are regularly bullied online. In other words, there is a strong chance this affects you, whether as a victim, a witness, or as a bully. Cyberbullying is … More Cyberbullying: Advice for victims and witnesses

More curious, less cautious: Protecting kids online

How we can help protect a generation for which digital is the way of the world? They’ll know how to play online games, get updates on their favorite celebrities, find the latest music hits, chat with their equally tech-savvy peers, or ask the Internet for answers to their questions that they might be too embarrassed … More More curious, less cautious: Protecting kids online

Controlling children’s use of technology: a preventive measure or an invasion of privacy?

How to use parental control apps to protect children and the fine line that exists between controlling the use of technology and invasion of privacy In the “Arkangel” episode of the popular series Black Mirror, an overprotective mother decides to implant a chip in her daughter’s brain so she can use her tablet and an app … More Controlling children’s use of technology: a preventive measure or an invasion of privacy?

Over 3,300 Android apps may be violating kids’ privacy, study says

Researchers find that a great portion of popular children’s apps may run afoul of US privacy legislation by improperly collecting data – albeit often probably unintentionally. A response from Google to the unflattering findings wasn’t long in coming. More than 3,300 children-oriented Android apps on Google Play are possibly gathering kids’ data in an improper … More Over 3,300 Android apps may be violating kids’ privacy, study says