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Honesty App, Sarahah, Thank you for your honesty

Well designed and simply Saudi App allows people to leave and share 'honest' feedback anonymously

  • 6 November 2017
Honesty App, Sarahah, Thank you for your honesty
Reminding many of AskFM, the latest craze in mobile apps amongst teenagers is an anonymous messaging app called ‘Sarahah’, perhaps a digital version of leaving a secret folded anonymous note on someone’s desk, and writing the message with a different handwriting (for extra anonymity).

What's SnapChat?

Snapchat explained for Parents - King amongst Teenagers

  • 12 October 2017
What's SnapChat?

Using Social Media is like owning a Newspaper, here's why

UK research suggest that 50% of 18-24 years olds don't realise Social Media consequences

  • 31 July 2017
Using Social Media is like owning a Newspaper, here's why
A customer emailed us over the week-end about an argument that her 22 year old daughter got caught up in online. Her daughter was having a row with her best friend which spilled over online. There are accusations of befriending underage partners & serial stealing from employers. Both criminal acts.  We discuss the online reputation and internet security issues. 

Hosting Summer Students - Agreeing the Online Rules

How to set screen time & manage online access for your homestay student

  • 18 June 2017

Hosting a student this summer? We've some tips on setting the online rules in your homestay.

Putting iKydz to the Test. A Parent's View

iKydz competition winner, Rhoda,road tests iKydz internet parental control. Thumbs up all round

  • 10 June 2017
Putting iKydz to the Test. A Parent's View
At BeSecureOnline, we've been telling people how good we think iKydz is, but what do users think? We asked Rhoda to give us her iKydz verdict. Safe to say she likes it, a lot!

Free tickets to Bloom Garden Festival & 20% Off Our Internet Security!

20% off F-Secure Safe until 31st May & we're throwing in Free Bloom tickets with each purchase!

  • 29 May 2017
Free tickets to Bloom Garden Festival & 20% Off Our Internet Security!

We're giving away FREE Bloom 2017 tickets with every purchase of F-Secure Safe for 7 devices. We've also got 20% too!

Protecting Yourself from Phishing & Scams - What to Look Out For

Taking time to double check before you click on links or give your details, can help you in the long run

  • 20 May 2017
Protecting Yourself from Phishing & Scams - What to Look Out For
World wide Cyber criminals don't just target large networks. They also come after the personal user, through their digital devices. Phishing is essentially communication designed to get you to divulge information such as personal or bank details or credit card numbers. You may get an email purporting to be from a reputable source such as your bank or IT service provider. This mail may ask you to update your details with them, designed to get your login or account numbers, in order to defraud you. You may also be asked to click on a link, which will instal malware on your device.

Don't Ban Kids from Buying Smartphones - Just Keep them Safe Online

Recent proposals to ban under 14s from buying internet enabled phones is well intentioned but there is another way

  • 11 May 2017
Don't Ban Kids from Buying Smartphones - Just Keep them Safe Online
Fine Gael TD, a members of Ireland's parliament (Dail Eireann) Jim Daly has proposed making it an offence for retailers and even parents, to supply under 14s with phones that have unrestricted internet access. Everyone wants to keep kids safe online and while the proposed bill is well-intentioned, it doesn't really address the nature of young people's interactions with each other in a digital world. 

Fraudsters, Cyber gangs & Criminals need just three bits of information

Date of Birth, Name, Address

  • 15 April 2017
Fraudsters, Cyber gangs & Criminals need just three bits of information
Fraudsters, Cybergangs and cyber criminals need just three bits of information to unveil your identity and then access your accounts, take out loans, credit cards and access your mobile phones. 

SIM SIMI - The Nasty Little Yellow Blob Parents Need to Know About

SIM SIMI - online bullying, bullying, online reputation, mean apps

  • 28 March 2017
SIM SIMI - The Nasty Little Yellow Blob Parents Need to Know About
The App world for Tweens, Teens and young kids has a new king although it might be A short lived reign and then Snapchat will be back on its throne. And the new King's name is SIM SIMI pronounced Shim Shimi true to its Korean roots. Downloads report it as No.1 at the moment.
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