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How do we protect young people online?

Posted on 09 March 2017

The news today of a man who posed as Justin Bieber online and has subsequently been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia, raises significant concerns on how to protect children online.

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Group Chats - the new digital Etiquette

Posted on 10 August 2016

Group chats on messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook messenger and Kik have become incresasingly popular. Read our advice about how to navigate these and what to do about unkind behaviour and having strangers added to group chats.

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Be careful who you trust online

Posted on 01 December 2015

Not everyone online has good intentions.  Here's our advice to help young people if someone online makes them feel uncomfortable or asks them to do things that they do not wish to do online.

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Apps - all your need to know

Posted on 24 November 2015

Ever wondered if all apps are ok to download or what in-app purchasing is?  Read our top tips and advice. 

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Create a positive digital footprint online

Posted on 20 October 2015

Use our simple checklist to help manage and maintain your online reputation.

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Get ‘back to school’ ready with our top tips for social media

Posted on 25 August 2015

To make sure you are ‘back to school’ ready we have some top tips for social media which can help young people stay safe whilst staying connected to friends.

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Cyberbullying and sexting: What to do?

Posted on 14 May 2015

A leading psychiatrist has warned that a rise in cyberbullying and sexting among teenagers could lead to more adults with mental health problems. 

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How much do you know about Premium Rate Services?

Posted on 12 May 2015

Are you 11-18 years old?  Have you ever accidentally spent money on your mobile phone? Take the Childnet and PhoneBrain survey and find out how much you know about Premium Rate Services.

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Youth Manifesto for a Better Internet

Posted on 29 April 2015

The Youth Manifesto contains ten principles reflecting the digital rights and opportunities that Europe’s young people view as most essential for building a better internet.

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I.T. Girls

Posted on 17 March 2015

As the tech sector expands and work becomes increasingly technologically mediated steps need to be taken to ensure girls are given the right opportunities and the confidence to develop digital skills. 

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