Privacy & Security

What Parents Need to Know About The Deep Web & The Dark Web

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the The Deep & The Dark Web. While the deep web and the dark web are not the same thing, they do overlap significantly. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online predators, unmonitored access and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion. Remote access, as the term suggests, refers to the ability to access a computer, such as a home computer or a machine that’s connected to a school’s network, from a remote location. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyber-scams, hacking and privacy concerns.

What Parents Need to Know About Location Tracking

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Location Tracking. Location tracking has always been a fundamental part of the way mobile phones work, the most basic element of which is the ability to triangulate a device’s position in relation to a mobile network’s radio masts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as non-consensual monitoring, frequently visited locations and stalking.

What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a privacy tool used to hide internet activity from prying eyes. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate content, malware infections and bypassing restrictions.

What Parents Need to Know About Hacking

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hacking. Hacking is the unauthorised attempt to exploit a computer system or network. There are different types of hackers who are usually categorised under ‘hats’. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as theft of personal data, inappropriate content and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know About Phishing

  • Published 12th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on phishing. Phishing is a form of cyber-attack where victims are targeted in the form of spoof emails, phone calls or texts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as loss of personal data, hackers and targeted phishing.

What Parents Need to Know About Webcams

  • Published 5th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on webcams. Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let you participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, malware and access to strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Sexting

  • Published 15th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sexting. Sexting involved sending, receiving or forwarding explicit messages, images, or video of a sexual nature. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online blackmail, bullying and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Personal Data

  • Published 1st July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on protecting personal data. Personal data is a strange commodity. Cyber thieves can buy huge quantities of personal data on the black market for very little, yet your own personal data is hugely valuable to you. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sharing sensitive information, phishing attacks and social media visibility.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Grooming

  • Published 6th May 2020

A free guide to help parents and carers protect their children from the increased risk of online grooming as children spend more time online, including identification and available support.

What Parents Need to Know About Hidden Photo Apps

  • Published 26th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hidden photo apps. The latest digital trend growing in popularity for our children are apps on their phone or tablet that look like one thing but are secretly hiding another purpose. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘sexting’, privacy risks and encouraging impulsive behaviour.

Age Ratings (BBFC & PEGI) Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 6th February 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Age ratings (BBFC & PEGI). Age Ratings (BBFC & PEGI) are the two official ways (BBFC & PEGI) you can assess if a particular title is suitable for your child. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violence, sexual content and swearing.

App Store Online Safety Guide for Parents

  • Published 24th October 2018

This week's free online safety focuses on the App Store. The App Store is the official store for the Apple iOS operating system. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate apps, overspending and fake reviews.

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