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Net Aware - a website which allows parents to input the names of social media sites and learn about the potential issues associated with the site / app.
Staying Safe On Line - A Parent’s Guide
Digital Parenting :
Below is the link to a fantastic online magazine called Digital Parenting. The editions of this magazine, that you can download and read, contain a wide variety of articles on all aspects of new technology and online safety. There are lots of links to other websites, clear advice about protecting your children and a wealth of positive information about young people and technology.
Below is a link to a great article about social networking sites and self esteem
You would never post your home address online or tell the world that your kids were home alone at that address, would you? Yet many of us are innocently and unknowingly doing just that, by geotagging.
Geotagging is a relatively new phenomenon in that age of smartphones and many teens and parents are unaware of exactly what it is and why it is dangerous. True privacy and safety are becoming ever more elusive and complex in the information age. Here's what you need to know about geotagging to protect your teen's privacy and safety online.
In summary Geotagging:
- Is available and enabled as default on every smartphone/tablet as a default.
- Is providing exact locations for every photo/blog/post/IM created using the device.
- Any geotagged photo/blog/message/post/IM can be interrogated and will provide on a map the exact location of the phone/person using the phone when the photo was taken, message posted etc…..
Below is some further reading on Geotagging: