Online Safety News

Online Safety Update: Issue 17


Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!

Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.

We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 17: October 2017' online now.

In this issue we look at the new UK data protection law and General Data Protection Regulation, our next Online Safety Day in November and a quick guide to using Twitter safely.

If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.

Online Safety in the News 10/11/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times
A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed.
Story from: BBC News

Prince William warns social media impacts young people's self-esteem
The Duke of Cambridge says children and young people are increasingly under pressure compared to past generations.
Story from: Sky News

Read more: Online Safety in the News 10/11/17

Online Safety in the News 24/11/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Cyber security scheme launches in UK schools
Schoolchildren will be encouraged to take up cyber security as a career in a government scheme. The initiative called ‘Cyber Discovery’ aims to ‘find the next generation of cyber security talent. With some £20 million worth of investment, the program is aimed at young people in years 10 to 13.
Story from: PCR

William to meet tech giants as he steps up fight against cyber bullying
The Duke of Cambridge will meet senior representatives from leading communication, technology, social media and gaming companies as well as experts from charities on Thursday to discuss the progress made over the last 18 months.
Story from: Daily Mail

Read more: Online Safety in the News 24/11/17

Online Safety in the News 08/12/17

Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.

Schools can't tackle online safety alone
Parents can often feel overwhelmed by the digital world, accepting that their children possess better technical knowledge. But, if we want to keep our children safe online, they need to keep up-to-date with the latest technology'
Story from: TES

BBC launches Own It website to help under-12s navigate online risks
New site for nine to 12-year-olds is part of corporation’s £34m investment in children’s programming over three years.
Story from: The Guardian

Read more: Online Safety in the News 08/12/17