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A Christmas Message from @COTDAge


A Christmas Message

Since founding Children of the Digital Age, a company with the sole purpose of protecting children online. I have dedicated a very large piece of myself, to identifing the many dangers faced by children and adults in an online enviornment. Then developing ways to protect against it, and bringing this knowledge to adults, parents and children all over the country.

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Blog, Data Breach, Facebook, Online Privacy

As Faceboook reveals another Privacy Breach we must begin protecting children’s Online Privacy

 

The Paradox of Online Privacy

Expecting Online Privacy is an entitlement. But do we understand what it means? Have you ever tried to tap the top of your head and rub your tummy at the sometime? Give it a go, you’ll discover it’s quite difficult. This is a little tougher when you try attempt to switch hands. Try change which hand taps and which hand rubs. In some ways, this is what we are doing when we give children access to an online world. We want them to experience the advantages, while preventing access to the enormous amount mature or harmful content.

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Social Media Platforms ban Amos Yee for promoting paedophilia – “Look at her, how could you not be a paedophile”

 

 

“I defend Paedophiles publicly”

Controversial Vlogger Amos Yee has been removed from WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms for promoting paedophilia in the last number of weeks. The 20 year old currently granted asylum in the US, referred to himself on Twitter, “I defend Paedophiles publicly on the internet.”  Yee is one of a growing number of people who are attempting to normalise an abhorrent and criminal behaviour.

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Blog, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety Advice for Parents

As fatal casualties of Cyberbullying increase, what can parents do to protect their children?

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Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie a victim of Cyberbullying

Victim of Cyberbullying

It was reported this week, a 13-year-old Scottish school boy, Ben McKenzie took his own life as a result of being bullied online. MP Paul Masterson described the young man’s experience online, as a campaign of cruel online abuse. On the 1st of October 2018, Ben McKenzie was found dead at home. A victim, and one of growing number of young people who have suffered as a direct result, of their interactions with others online. Parents are asking the question, what can we do?

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WhatsApp identified as a source of Cyberbullying. Parents can monitor their children’s accounts

How to link WhatsApp Mobile to WhatsApp PC
How to link WhatsApp Mobile to WhatsApp PC

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Cyberbullying and WhatsApp

It should come as no suprise, that WhatsApp is a platfrom people use to target and cyberbully others. Internet Matters, a UK based online child safety organisation, surveyed 2000 parents. The survey revealed, 8 out of every 10 parents expressed concern regarding closed messaging groups. Some use Group Chats to share hurtful images, or content about others. Parent can see what children post on WhatsApp by likning a mobile account to WhatsApp PC. This can be enough to prevent Cyberbullying.

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