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TikTok mimics Instagram going for the happy vibe

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.

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Smart Teenager talks about reality of social media, We respond.

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"

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When Parents find naked picture of their Teen on Snapchat!

Every day, parents write into us, asking, what do I do, I've just seen nude, naked pictures on my teens phone. What do I do, What can I do? All of this involves online wellbeing, sexting, snapchat, tiktok

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Ten great reasons to use parental controls

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.

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Guide for your Under 4 year old on Devices, Internet.

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

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THE TROUBLE WITH TIKTOK

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.

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ARE PHONES KEEPING BULLYING ALIVE IN SCHOOLS?

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.

 

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Instagram new Threads 'Auto Status' option isn't great, here's why

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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75% of us, don't care about our personal internet safety

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe really annoyed

Prime Minister, Theresa May, when she was Home Secretary. She agreed with his stance on cybercrime, but not the way he went about it. He suggested Police would be slow to investigate online security crimes where the individuals failed to take online protection seriously especially having an 'upto date' antivirus. He openly backed banks, credit card providers doing the same, not refunding customers losses. She disliked the way he went about it, she's not so so keen on the other guy in the photo below either. 

 

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Internet Safety win over Instagram

Is it possible that the internet is being taken back by a silent majority who is finally making its voice heard, expressing its dismay about internet safety and the shocking content found on some platforms.

Following some menacing threats from the British Government, Health Secretary Matt Hancock pressured Facebook into announcing that Instagram would intervene and take down self-harm content. 

Is this the start of something big or simply a cynical defense move?

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