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What is the point of Safer Internet Day.

What is the point of Safer Internet Day? Kids' online habits changed and grew coarser during COVID-19 and we think schools and parents didn't notice a thing except kids were using their phones more. Let's get rid of safer internet day #SID2023 and do something else if nobody is bothered to keep up. 

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New UK Online Laws bring little joy for Schools, Parents

St Patrick's Day, 2022. The British Government bring forward what they say are the most aggressive new online safety laws in the world. New Laws for cyber flashing, social media portals made liable for user content, huge fines, jail time for executives.

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Discord Explained, What is Discord?

We give Discord, the chat messaging service popular with gamers, the BeSecureOnline once over. Launched in 2015, by two video gamers, Discord enjoys 140 million active monthly users. Drawn by the emphasis on chat, messages and community building, users benefit from no advertising, no forced feed or algorithms.

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Facebook deny knowing Instagram is harmful to teenage girls

Facebook is in trouble again and it's their internal research showing beyond doubt that Instagram is bad for girls body image, self-esteem and low confidence.

Facebook's reaction was to downplay this and deflect blame onto others upsetting people more. Since being published in The Wall Street Journal, Facebook employees past and present have admitted it to be true.

 

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Almost 100% of parents attending one of our online safety talks would recommend to other parents

BeSecureOnline is the best provider of UK / Ireland and international online safety talks for kids, tweens, teenagers and parents. We have worked hard to achieve this. Our talks are highly recommended and we have the testimonials to prove it. We speak all over the world on Zoom, and in-person by arrangement. 

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Not prepared to give up the fight against your teenagers online just yet. Here's some help!

Help for frustrated parents who have enough of their teenagers online, teenagers complete disinterest in their own digital wellbeing and total disregard for the simple fact, the internet is a learned habit. Sounds good, read on.

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COVID19 changed internet safety teaching for schools forever.

Internet safety thinking and the way it is talked about in schools needs major change since COVID19. Parents have new concerns, kids have new usage patterns and gaming has grown hugely. Social Media, bullying haven't gone away either. It is time for a change. 

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What Schools, Parents need to do to catch up with Kids on Devices

We've updated our rules and guidelines for schools, Principals, Parents. We need to challenge kids to put phones, games, social media away, to teach them how to balance the online and offline world following COVID19. Let's start by putting the device down. There are new rules now.

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Rules for Kids aged 5-8 on Smartphones, Devices

We've updated our guidelines for 5-8-year-olds on phones, everything changed over COVID19. Parents, Schools need updated guidance on time limits, phone addiction, games, YouTube and TikTok. The game is changing, parents need to be more vigilant than before. It's not getting easier.

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Facebook Ploughs on with Instagram for kids despite Backlash

Social media wasn't built for kids. Facebook was meant for college kids, Instagram owes its creation to its founder’s love of bourbon, and YouTube was a video dating site.

Kids under 13 already have online social lives. Building worlds socially on Minecraft, FaceTime with friends, and send texts and emojis through tools like Facebook Messenger. But they love social media especially TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.

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