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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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.
TikTok is one of the most popular apps ever, so successful that kids are flocking to it. TikTok is pressing YouTube hard for kid's famously short attention spans. Now TikTok has taken more steps to make viewers behave better, which is great.
A Bristol teenager writes. "I feel that screen limits should depend on the kid. My brother is driven to do anything restricted from him. Screen time is annoying especially now during corona because I only get 20 minutes of Snapchat and less than 3 on other social media apps"
When parents see naked, images on a teen's phone. What do I do, What can I do? All of this involves online wellbeing, sexting, snapchat, TikTok
We wouldn't let our kids jump on a motorbike without showing them how to ride it safely. However every day of the week thousands of kids hit the internet for the first time without any instruction. Let's change that.
Practical, real tips about parental control updated to the COVID19 update. Tips, Tricks and advise for parents. Introducing parental control for parents which is the setting up of phone to protect kids and others includes some never seen before tips
The problem is quite simple. TikTok’s minimum age is 13, Tiktok does nothing during the sign-up process to check - meaning huge numbers of children join below the required age with no legal protection. TikTok also serves adverts and recommendations which may not be suitable for children. Families will find it is difficult to contact TikTok to get videos taken down.
Even truthful 13-year-olds are then given an option to make their accounts public.
This is the opinion of leading American experts at MIT. Schoolyard bullying has been seriously reduced since 1999. Sadly the bullies many of whom are cowards have taken to cyberbullying instead. Online bullying is the only form of bullying growing. This ain't what Steve Jobs brought the world the iPhone to do.
Instagram Threads is a new feature in its 'Close Friends' option. The new 'Auto Status' facility is causing a stir. It tells people (close friends)
1. Where you are
2. What you are doing
3. Possibly, your mood | Note - Even when you are not using Instagram but in a passive mode. Instagram says you have to enable it, so what!
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