Safer Internet Day resources
5th February 2013 - The UK Safer Internet Centre has launched several online resources for parents and teachers.
A call for the right to feel safe
5th February 2013 - 24,000 youth declare their online rights and responsibilities for Safer Internet Day.
Useful information on Snapchat
18th January 2013 - It seems that an alarming number of young people use the app for 'sexting' and bullying.
European training courses against cyber bullying
10th January 2013 - Since 2010, Kids and Media has been involved in a large Europe-wide training project.
Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
10th December 2012 - Amazon's new subscription package makes using the Kindle Fire devices a family friendly experience.
28th November 2012 - KidsOKOnline has come up with a breakthrough that will help keep children and young people safe in social networks and online communities.
28th November 2012 - SuperClubsPLUS is a new online community designed to help young people get the best from the digital media and build their digital competency.
Teens and their parents in an online world
28th November 2012 - Two recent US surveys cast an interesting light upon the attitudes and behaviour of teens and their parents.
20th November 2012 - Some great resources on how to deal with losing control over self-generated sexual material online, suitable for young people and teachers alike.
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
14th November 2012 - Provides support to anyone working with children and young people, around all aspects of online safety.
Mozilla and UK charities to promote digital literacy
9th November 2012 - A new programme will encourage young people to create digital media.
Children’s tech use growing rapidly
25th October 2012 - Ofcom report reveals teenagers send twice as many texts per week compared to last year.
Internet safety improving in the UK
23rd October 2012 - According to a new report from EU Kids Online, measures to ensure online safety for UK children are bearing fruit.
Grandparenting in the digital world
16th October 2012 - Grandparents would like to get better equipped to manage their grandchildren's use of technology.
Safer Internet Day 2013 Survey
8th October 2012 - Children and young people can have their opinions voiced to the government on Safer Internet Day 2013.
ClickCEOP app launched on Facebook
1st October 2012 - Now, every Facebooking teenager in the UK can have direct access to CEOP's advice and reporting centre.
New 'Digital Parenting' Magazine
27th September 2012 - Vodafone has launched a new magazine filled with articles by experts, 'How to' guides and much more - all to make it easier for you to get involved in your children's digital lives.
Teacher brings history alive on YouTube
20th September 2012 - David Perkins acts out the life of historical figures and posts lessons on YouTube.
A Platform for Good
18th September 2012 - FOSI has launched an interactive website designed to help parents, teachers and young people connect, share and do good online.
Amazon to launch new Kindle Fire tablets
7th September 2012 - Updated tablets and larger screens. Also; Kindle FreeTime - a brand new parental control feature.
Introducing the NEW SuperClubsPLUS
4th September 2012 - KidsOKOnline (KOKO) and KidsandMedia are delighted to announce a new project.
The importance of outdoor play
29th August 2012 - Children spending time on digital devices instead of playing outside may put their long-term development at risk.
YouTube is taking over
23rd August 2012 - The majority of American teenagers prefer YouTube when listening to music.
Embrace the technology young people use
20th August 2012 - Educators, school counsellors, social workers and other professionals understand a lot about students' everyday struggles and home environments, but not so much about the tech part, Anne Collier writes.
"Few 'new' victims of cyberbullying"
16th August 2012 - Traditional bullying is far more common than cyberbullying, international research suggests.
Scottish pupils establish business to fight cyberbullying
14th August 2012 - This project should serve as inspiration for schools everywhere.
CTIA launches GrowingWireless.com
14th August 2012 - CTIA offers useful information and tips to parents on how to deal with cyberbullying, sexting and privacy.
“An unwinnable war”
10th August 2012 - Teachers need highly focused training in social media so they can better support and equip young people, Stephen Carrick-Davies writes.
Parental Internet Controls
8th August 2012 - The Department for Education seeks views and advice from members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and other organisations, businesses and especially parents who would like to respond.
FTC proposes tighter rules to protect children
6th August 2012 - Tougher rules on collection of children's personal information will be introduced in the US.
Warning about sexual violence among children
1st August 2012 - Are young people developing unhealthy expectations about sexual relationships?
“Online reporting tools do not work”
30th July 2012 - Researchers recommend that industry focus more on child-friendly communications and accessible tools.
Do parents keep their children media safe?
27th July 2012 - A survey by ParentPort reveals that 40 per cent of parents have allowed their children to watch a film classified above their age at home.
Social media build friendships, but causes weariness
9th July 2012 - The majority of American teenagers say social media are a positive influence.
Teens hide their online behaviour
9th July 2012 - A study by McAfee reveals a gap in how children are using the Internet and what their parents believe they're doing.
“Do we know who our kids’ electronic friends are?”
25th June 2012 - Two Canadian teen girls used social media to recruit other girls for prostitution.
Bullying in the world of gaming
18th June 2012 - According to a report by BeatBullying, cyber bullying is migrating into the world of game play.
One in five children is victim of cyber bullying
18th June 2012 - A new report from BeatBullying shows that 21 per cent of children aged eight to 11 have been bullied online.
Habbo Hotel filled with sexual chats
14th June 2012 - Following reports of "explicitly sexual interactions" taking place in the game, one of its investors has withdrawn.
Safety & Privacy in a Digital Europe
4th June 2012 - The current level of European Commission engagement in online safety issues has not been seen before.
Screen time warning
30th May 2012 - Dr Aric Sigman calls for parents to "regain control" of the time children spend in front of electronic screens.
Mobile service designed to protect children
29th May 2012 - The Bemilo system has been developed to enable parents to control their children's phones.
Moshi Monsters goes mobile
25th May 2012 - Moshi Monsters is developing a full mobile version of the platform.
Club Penguin to remove language barriers
18th May 2012 - Soon, children all over the world will be able to communicate with each other.
New strategy for safer Internet for children and teenagers
11th May 2012 - The European Commission has outlined a range of measures to ensure online safety.
Tracking the trackers
9th May 2012 - We can’t sit idly by and allow the Internet business to track the behaviour and personal information of our children, says Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation.
Keeping children safe online
4th May 2012 - In this video from TalkTalk, Internet safety expert Charlotte Aynsley shares her top tips and advice for parents.
Should inappropriate content be blocked?
30th April 2012 - A recent Parliamentary report calls for new laws to force ISPs to block access to inappropriate websites.
24th April 2012 - According to Beatbullying, sexting has become an "epidemic" among British teenagers.
The best body on Facebook
19th April 2012 - Many girls find themselves competing with the best pictures and the cheerful status updates of their friends.
IWF releases report on abuse of online technology
17th April 2012 - Criminals constantly evolve their methods of hosting illegal content.
Explicit videos may be given 18 certificates
10th April 2012 - Plans on greater restrictions on raunchy music videos are to be looked at by David Cameron.
Digital media causes sleep deprivation in children
23rd March 2012 - A recent study reveals that the average bedtime for children aged 6 to 15 years is 11.20pm.
Quotes from children
13th March 2012 - The top quotes from New Media Age's special series of research on children and digital media are interesting food for thought.
Lady Gaga inspiring bravery
6th March 2012 - Lady Gaga has established her Born This Way Foundation to empower young people.
Youthful avatar democracy
15th February 2012 - What happens when ten school classes from five European countries create a virtual anti-bullying village?
10th February 2012 - A recent study shows that the number of teenagers using Twitter has doubled in two years.
2nd February 2012 - When children use digital media together with parents, siblings or friends, it becomes a different experience than when it's done alone.
Google+ for teens
30th January 2012 - Added protection makes Google+ a teen-friendly social network.
Safer Internet Day 2012
26th January 2012 - Safer Internet Day on 7th February is Connecting Generations with the slogan "Discovering the digital world together safely".
Mobiles are taking over
16th January 2012 - Mobile Internet gadgets are becoming ever increasingly important in children and young people's lives, a new Childwise report suggests.
Have some screen free time each day
11th January 2012 - 'Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen?' Stephen Carrick-Davies asks in an article in the Guardian.
Top tech & media companies to make Internet a better place
16th December 2011 - 28 leading companies have come together to form a new Coalition.
Get involved and receive a one year license
13th December 2011 - The SIP Bench II project seeks parents who would like to test an online protection tool.
Web providers offer parents option to block porn
23rd November 2011 - Four leading Internet providers will offer the option to block inappropriate content.
Norton Online Family Report
22nd November 2011 - Children who follow house rules have less negative experiences online, according to a study by Symantec.
Parental controls and online protection tools
18th November 2011 - The SIP Bench II project aims to help parents choose the parental control tool that best suits their needs.
The Rough Guide to Online Safety
11th November 2011 - A wide-ranging and user friendly guide on how to enjoy the Internet whilst staying safe from online threats.
A million under-13s use Facebook daily
7th November 2011 - Half of 7 to 12 year old UK children access social networking platforms, according to Mintel.
Zero to eight – a research study
3rd November 2011 - Common Sense Media has released the first publicly available study to document children's use of new media.
Teenagers would miss mobiles and Internet more than TV
1st November 2011 - A new Ofcom report leaves no doubt as to the increasing importance of electronic media.
Limit screen time for the youngest children
1st November 2011 - Children under the age of two should not spend much time in front of electronic screens.
Disturbing images on the news
24th October 2011 - Strong images and video clips showing the killing of Gaddafi is all over the news.
EU Kids Online: New approach to online safety required
20th October 2011 - The final recommendations on how to educate and protect children has been published.
Girls as likely as boys to bully online
20th October 2011 - Girls are just as likely as boys to bully other children online, a survey of young people's Internet habits reveals.
Facebook facial recognition a threat to privacy
12th October 2011 - The idea of Facebook creating a huge, photo-searchable database is troubling.
The voice of young people
7th October 2011 - What does it mean to be an ethical, responsible and resilient digital citizen?
Children’s fake Facebook accounts
4th October 2011 - Quite a few young people have taken to using false names to avoid being policed by parents and schools.
European Online Grooming Project
30th September 2011 - European researchers are working to improve understanding of online abuse.
Ten per cent of UK primary school children have iPhones
22nd September 2011 - One in ten parents feel it's appropriate for children as young as four years old to own a mobile phone, while one in ten children under the age of ten already owns an iPhone, according to a survey by Westcoastcloud.
Protect family time
18th September 2011 - Unicef research suggests that British parents focus too little on family time and too much on material goods.
High awareness of parental controls
16th September 2011 - Most parents are aware of parental controls, and more than half of parents have used parental controls for children's Internet use, according to a survey from the Family Online Safety Institute.
Earphones to proctect children’s hearing
5th September 2011 - Etymotic Research presented their new noise cancelling earphones for children at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.
”Use your head” campaign fights cyber bullying
2nd September 2011 - Yesterday marked the start of the fifth season of the "Use your head" campaign; Norway's biggest campaign against cyber bullying. Kids and Media is one of the partners.
Official guide to Facebook security
29th August 2011 - Facebook has published an official guide to Facebook security in the Facebook Family Safety Centre.
Online expert: Focus on empowerment rather than restriction
23rd August 2011 - Making children responsible Internet users is a better strategy than restriction.
Study: Cyber bullying victims need better protection
16th August 2011 - The National Centre for Cyber-stalking Research (NCCR) recently published the results of a two year study, which focused on cases of cyber bullying and the effects bullying can have on the victim.
Westcoastcloud unveils iPad security service
21st June 2011 - The Netintelligence solution gives education officials the ability to manage pupils' online activity.
Kids and Media Network Shortlisted for Nominet Award
21st June 2011 - The Kids and Media International Parents Network at www.kidsandmedia.net has been shortlisted for the Nominet Internet Award for its contribution towards Empowering Young People & Citizens.
Plans to block online porn for children
9th June 2011 - Prime Minister David Cameron backs suggestion to make it easier for parents to block inappropriate material.
Ofcom: UK Children’s media literacy
26th May 2011 - A new report from Ofcom gives an overview of media literacy among children and young people.
Online porn: A need for research
25th May 2011 - “The increased availability of pornography on the Internet emphasises the need for updated research.”
Increasing number of children on social media sites
20th May 2011 - The number of parents who allow children to use social networks has doubled.
Facebook launches new Family Safety Centre
26th April 2011 - Find useful resources, articles and videos on safety and privacy.
Online safety video from Facemood
18th April 2011 - Facemoods.com has released an animation video to teach young people responsible Facebook surfing.
Popular media are informing playground games
21st March 2011 - According to new research, digital media are informing the games that children play.
Younger children still need to develop key online skills
17th March 2011 - A Europe-wide study finds that many younger children lack basic Internet skills.
Criminals exploit young people’s search habits
7th March 2011 - Internet security expert urges caution when looking for entertainment online.
UK children’s media habits
22nd February 2011 - UK children spend an hour and 50 minutes on the Internet a day, and watch more than two and a half hours of TV a day.
One in two lie about personal details online
16th February 2011 - Half of young people lie about personal details on the Internet, a new survey has revealed.
No Facebook for the President’s children
14th February 2011 - First lady Michelle Obama told NBC's Today show that her daughters are not on Facebook. Read why Kids and Media supports the decision.
Safer Internet Day
8th February 2011 - Tuesday, 8 February is Safer Internet Day 2011. Read Kids and Media’s advice on how to keep your children safe online.
The classroom of tomorrow
17th January 2011 - Kids and Media attended BETT recently, the world’s largest education technology exhibition.
UK findings from EU Kids online survey
15th December 2010 - Excessive Internet use is high among UK children; still, at the same time they are among the most web-savvy.
‘Digital Parenting' magasine
13th December 2010 - A new magasine from Vodafone is designed to help parents get involved with their children’s digital world.
The Wikileaks Phenomenon
30th November 2010 - This week a website called Wikileaks, run by a team of just five journalists will change the world.
Children want digital gadgets for Christmas
29th November 2010 - Children’s wish lists are filled with technology products rather than traditional toys, a new study suggests.
Difficult to monitor children's Internet use
22nd November 2010 - Parents face a challenge keeping children safe online as Internet access is diversifying, a new report suggests.
Privacy tip: Try the “super-logoff”
15th November 2010 - Some young, privacy-minded Facebook users deactivate their accounts every time they leave the site.
The dangers of illegal downloads
10th November 2010 - 10 per cent of children who download illegal content have been exposed to inappropriate material, according to survey.
A “Parents’ Guide to Facebook”
9th November 2010 - A recently updated guide, designed to help parents keep their teenagers safe on Facebook, offers hands-on, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, as well as information on safety and privacy.
Parents do not secure children's phones
2nd November 2010 - Nine out of ten parents do not take measures to secure their children’s mobile phones, internet safety expert warns.
Many children under 2 online
18th October 2010 - 82 percent of children have some type of online presence before the age of 2, according to Internet security firm AVG.
14th October 2010 - With Facebook’s new Groups feature you can limit who you share information with. However, some privacy problems might occur.
Physical activity no compensation
13th October 2010 - Researchers say it’s time to reconsider the belief that we can balance out screen time with other activities.
4th October 2010 - ZuiTube is an American website for children that aims to be a cleaner version of YouTube.
Children want e-books
29th September 2010 - Many children express an interest in reading books on digital devices, a new survey shows.
Depression high among cyber bullying victims
27th September 2010 - Targets of cyber bullying are at greater risk for depression than are those who bully them, according to new study.
“Power to the parent”
20th September 2010 - Common Sense Media has launched a campaign to raise awareness with parents that there are ways to keep children safe in a digital world.
2nd September 2010 - Facebook’s new location service lets your friends know where you are. We show you how to modify your privacy settings.
Advertising Standards Authority's remit extended
1st September 2010 - The digital remit of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is extended to deliver more comprehensive consumer protection online.
Google boss warning on use of social media
19th August 2010 - Young people may have to change their names on reaching adulthood to escape their online past.
- My phone is my life
4th August 2010 - Digital communication has become an integral part of teenagers' lives. Is it changing who they are?
EU measures against child abuse images
6th July 2010 - “The estimated number of unreported cases of child pornography on the Internet has increased tremendously."
Mobile phone use makes children jealous
28th June 2010 - Children feel hurt when their parents send text messages or write e-mails instead of paying attention to them.
Scare tactics may be bad for children
24th June 2010 - Scaring children about online dangers and blocking access to social-networking sites can do more harm than good.
Porn is big business
9th June 2010 - 12% of all the websites in the world are pornographic. This is useful information for parents of children and young people who use the Internet.
Online Summer Safety Tips
7th June 2010 - How do you keep young children and teenagers safe online during the summer holidays?
Facebook introduces new privacy controls
27th May 2010 - New and simplified methods for controlling personal information will be introduced during the next few weeks.
Obsessed with appearance
21st May 2010 - The media exposes young girls to extreme expectations for appearance. In such a world it is essential that young people are met with a counterbalancing message.
Facebook privacy worries
7th May 2010 - A recent security flaw brings new worries regarding the safety of personal information on social websites.
Is your child really safe online?
3rd May 2010 - More than a half of French parents believe their children are safe online, but children say they do face problems.
BBFC rating system on websites
22nd April 2010 - A new Internet service provider offers web filtering that uses the BBFC rating system.
Facebook to redesign abuse reporting system
16th April 2010 - Responding to mounting pressure, Facebook has announced several new safety measures.
8-12 year-olds using social networks
6th April 2010 - A quarter of children aged 8-12 have a profile on Facebook, Bebo or MySpace, although the lowest minimum age is 13.
Treatment for technology addicts
22nd March 2010 - A treatment programme aimed at teens that spend hours a day online has been launched at a London hospital.
An unpleasant phenomenon
19th March 2010 - At Chatroulette no one controls what you get to see. We encourage parents to pay attention.
15th March 2010 - All Internet users should know the unwritten rules for good online behaviour. Kids and Media is here to help you.
10 rules for Internet use
9th March 2010 - If children are to use the Internet unsupervised, an agreement or set of rules should be made in dialogue with the children.
Advice on YouTube
5th March 2010 - Did you know that YouTube is only intended for children over 13? Read Kids and Media's advice on how to relate to the popular website.
Warns against the sexualisation of society
1st March 2010 - Children are being increasingly exposed to sexual imagery, and parents have limited opportunities to prevent it.
What is sexting?
26th February 2010 - Teenage sexting is a new and little understood practice. Find out more about the phenomenon.
18th February 2010 - A fun and entertaining online game that gives your child a basic understanding of the value of money.
Teach children a healthy critical sense
17th February 2010 - Good advice on how to help children assess information and relate to hateful messages.
Internet freedom makes pupils safer
11th February 2010 - Pupils who are allowed to surf the Internet more freely are less "vulnerable" to online dangers.
Does social media change the brain?
4th February 2010 - An increasing amount of time spent on computers may affect the development of children's brains.
Protect your computer
28th January 2010 - Find out how you can prevent viruses, worms and trojan horses from causing great damage.
Advice about passwords
28th January 2010 - It’s important to teach children to create strong passwords, and to keep them secret.
Advice about children and web cameras
21st January 2010 - Here is some good advice to those who have children and a webcam at home.
Diaries open to the whole world
15th December 2009 - Young people’s diaries are shared openly with the whole world through online blogging.
Facebook is not suitable for children
20th November 2009 - Facebook has a 13-year age limit but many children younger than this wish to be part of the online community...
Bullying: Teenagers' best advice for parents
22nd October 2009 - Kids and Media have asked the youngsters for advice to parents...
Talk to your teenager about porn
22nd October 2009 - There are many good reasons to talk with teenagers about porn, but who dares to?