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

Northern Irish police release kids’ texting codes to worried parents

A few days ago the PSNI released a list of “secret texting codes your kids could be using”: Many parents appear worried about not understanding their kids’ “secret language” and fear inappropriate or illegal activities may be concealed behind seemingly innocent abbreviations. Although texting abbreviations have been around ever since texting and messaging itself, the … More Northern Irish police release kids’ texting codes to worried parents

Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

The Children’s Commissioner for England has called for more to be done to help educate children in online safety in a new study titled Growing Up Digital. Anne Longfield said that it is “wholly irresponsible” for youngsters to spend time in a digital world, without appropriate education. The year-long study found that across a number … More Children in a digital world ‘need lessons in online safety’

At what age should kids be able to access online services?

Although any user can fall victim to any network threat, regardless of their age, children and teenagers are especially susceptible to dangers that threaten to take advantage of their innocence. Needless to say, the protection of youngsters on the internet is a real challenge. At WeLiveSecurity, we have dealt with some of the main threats affecting chidlren … More At what age should kids be able to access online services?

Online grooming: A threat to minors that demands our attention

In an era when children are becoming digital natives and using and understanding technology from an early age, safety risks that have existed for some time could also, if we fail to take the necessary precautions, now affect them. Minors have also come into the sights of criminals, who have developed into a threat that makes children … More Online grooming: A threat to minors that demands our attention

Digital childhoods: How different nations bring up their kids

Most parents think carefully about when to give their children their first set of house keys, or let them go out to play with no adult supervision. Yet in our digitalized world, the same caution should be exercised in the virtual world, such as on social networks or when giving children their first smart gadgets. … More Digital childhoods: How different nations bring up their kids