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Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre - internet safety

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre - internet safety
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Best Free Parental Filter OpenDNS is a web-based service that replaces your ISP’s DNS servers. You will usually have no software to install but you will have to register with OpenDNS and change the DNS settings for your router or PC. The online instructions are clear and easy to follow: select the router or PC & operating system, configure the settings, and test the new setup. If you are not confident about this then walk through the instructions without signing up. OpenDNS works very simply. In order to enable content protection you will need to register for a free account with OpenDNS. OpenDNS Family Shield is the easiest to setup as it is designed to be real simple. OpenDNS Basic is more work to setup but that is because it is more customizable: you can block or unblock any of 54 categories of sites; block and unblock individual sites; produce reports on sites visited which can then be downloaded or printed; customize the block page; and create URL shortcuts, such as "tsa" for TechSupportAlert.

Internet Safety | Police Service of Northern Ireland The internet provides a useful educational tool for both parents and children alike. Most homes have an internet connection and research shows that children are the main users. Did you know that 1 in 12 children actually go to meet people they have only met online? Let us show you some tips to keep you and your family safe online. It would be a good idea to go over these with your children as well. Never give out information that could allow someone to find you offline. Advice for Parents Safety features are fitted in computers but parents can also buy browsers, search engines or specific software to prevent children accessing unsuitable material. You should keep all computers in a family area, not bedrooms, as this will allow you and your child to get the most out of the internet together. Further Information You can find more advice on the following websites: If you ever find any illegal material or images while surfing, report it to the Internet Watch Foundation

Paedophile Adam Brown groomed a schoolboy on Facebook and made him sneak from home at night A paedophile groomed a schoolboy on Facebook and got him to creep away from home in the middle of the night for a meeting. But Adam Brown, 21 – who changed his name to Logan Brown by deed poll – was caught when the distraught mother of his victim turned detective to trap him. Brown had begun talking to the boy after posting videos of himself online, telling jokes and inviting people to say whether they found them funny. Cardiff Crown Court heard the mum worked nights and left her son and other children with their grandmother. But when she returned on July 3 she found the family’s dog behaving oddly – and when she went to check on the family, she discovered the boy’s bed was empty. She phoned him and he claimed he was just out for a walk. Prosecutor Gareth James said: “She got back in her car, found him and confiscated his phone and later his computer, insisting he gave her the passwords. “The conversation she saw online between her son and the defendant made her feel sick.”

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know We’ve updated this guide with the new privacy settings just launched by Facebook. You can get the new Facebook privacy guide now. Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that he would be removing me as a friend from Facebook because he was “going to make a shift with my Facebook use – going to just mostly family stuff.” Perhaps he was tired of receiving my status updates or perhaps he didn’t want me to view photos from his personal life. Whatever the reason for ending our Facebook friendship, I figured that many people would benefit from a thorough overview on how to protect your privacy on Facebook. 1. I can’t tell you how many people are not aware of their friend lists. There are a few very important things to remember about friend lists:

Six Unforgettable CyberBullying Cases|Expert Advice On Cyber Bullying The truth behind 6 disturbing cyberbullying cases that turned into suicide stories… Also browse: 100 Must-Read Cyberbullying Articles and The 2014 Cyberbullying Statistics What is Cyberbullying? Wikipedia defines cyberbullying as, “Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center estimates that nearly 30 percent of American youth are either a bully or a target of bullying. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people with approximately 4,400 deaths every year. Unfortunately, without an example, it’s hard to understand exactly what cyberbullying is and how a cyberbully acts. In the past decade, there have been multiple cyberbullying cases that ended with the victims taking their own lives. Cyber Bullying Stories: The Ryan Halligan Case (1989 – 2003)

Apple outrages users by automatically installing U2 album on their devices whether they asked for it or not Songs of Innocence album was automatically added to iOS devicesIt was added to iTunes Store customers in 119 countriesUsers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to express outrage at the plansOthers have moaned the album is difficult to remove from their devicesReports claim Apple paid the band $100 million as part of the deal By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline Published: 13:36 GMT, 12 September 2014 | Updated: 16:25 GMT, 12 September 2014 Since the launch of the iTunes Store in 2003, U2 has been a strong, musical ambassador for Apple. So what better way to celebrate the launch of the Irish band’s latest album, than by giving it to every iTunes Store customer in 119 countries around the world? Unfortunately for Apple and U2, many of these customers are not happy the Songs Of Innocence album has been forced upon them – and have taken to Twitter and Facebook to voice their outrage. Scroll down for video And Apple reportedly paid the band $100 million as part of the deal.

Agenda 16 September 2009 11-17 rue de l'amiral Hamelin, 75783 Paris Conference Proceedings will be in English only 8.50am Registration & Breakfast See Video 9.25am Welcome - Natasha Jackson, Head of Content Policy, GSMA & Chair, FOSI9.30am Opening Remarks - Marc Fossier, Executive VP & Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, France Telecom9.35am FOSI - An EMEA Perspective - David Miles, European Director, FOSI 9.45am Keynote SpeakerGiuseppe de Martino, SVP, General Counsel & Head of Public Affairs, DailyMotion 10.00am Plenary Panel Discussion - Negotiating a Digital World See Video Moderator – Ambassador David Gross, Partner, WileyReinDorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&TDeborah Taylor Tate, 2009 ITU Laureate for Child Online Protection, Former Federal Communications CommissionerLars Kindervater, Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Deutsche TelekomDr. 11.00am 10-Minute Coffee Break See Video 12.10pm Lunch at the Aeroclub, 6, Rue Galilee, 75116 Paris

Cyber-bullies could face two years in jail under new internet troll rules | Technology People convicted of cyber-bullying and text message abuse could face up to two years in prison, under plans backed by the government. The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has backed an amendment to the criminal justice bill that would target new rules at combating trolls that sexually harass and verbally abuse people on the internet or via mobile phones in England and Wales. The amendment, due to be discussed in parliament on Thursday, was proposed by the Conservative MP for Ealing Central and Acton Angie Bray, after one of her constituents said her 14-year-old daughter had been “verbally raped” by 2,000 obscene texts sent by an older man, who escaped conviction. “Just tabled amendment to criminal justice bill to make life just a bit harder for cyber-bullies and sex pests using texts to harass victims,” said Bray on Twitter. Offences such as internet trolling fall under the Malicious Communications Act, which can only be tried in a magistrates’ court.

Digital footprint One of the great things about being online is the ability to share videos and photos with your friends and seeing their response. Everything you post online combines to make your digital footprint. Remember that what you share with your friends may also be viewed by people you don’t know. And once it’s online, it could be there forever. You can manage your digital footprint by: Keeping your personal details private. Need to talk? Has something happened online that makes you feel uncomfortable, scared or sad? Talking to friends and family can help.

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