Safer Kids Online: ESET gears up to launch its newest platform to keep children safe in the online world

We all know that technology can be a double-edged sword. It has created incredible progress, while simultaneously causing new problems. Yet, it can also be the solution to such problems, especially in terms of spreading awareness and improving education on key issues. In the digital world, children’s online safety is becoming of increasing concern and, … More Safer Kids Online: ESET gears up to launch its newest platform to keep children safe in the online world

Cyberbullying: What schools and teachers can do

How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet. These days, the internet is woven into people’s everyday lives, and children’s lives are no exception. For all its benefits, the technological evolution has also brought, or magnified, some problems, and cyberbullying is one of the most pervasive threats that youth … More Cyberbullying: What schools and teachers can do

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

Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

Schools do far more than educate students. Their IT departments have to support and secure functions including healthcare, retail, research, human resources, finance and accounting. Some of those functions present rich targets for data thieves—just look at all the healthcare and retail companies that have suffered well-publicized data breaches. Breaches in education continue to happen, … More Education cybersecurity: 3 steps to a safer school

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’