Tag: Web Technology
Celebrating assistive technology
Assistive technology empowers people with disabilities to maintain and improve their confidence, independence, and quality of life.
18th November 2019
Parenting in a Digital Age: Call simulator apps, it's your call
Following recently articles about apps which promise to call you as various different cartoon characters. Kat Tremlett looks at the dangers these apps pose and what parents can do to protect young people.
31st January 2018
We try out the latest app reportedly being misused by adults sharing sexual content.
17th July 2017
Demystifying Tech: Cookies
Yes cookies, those delicious chocolatey baked crumbly biscuit things that do something magic on the computer. We all accept them, but what are they? What do they do? And why do we need them? Let’s demystify the tech!
11th July 2017
Are there any young tech pioneers in your school who are using tech to help solve a problem in their local community? If so, make sure they are nominated for BT’s Young Pioneer Award!
26th March 2017
Is VR the next big mainstream technology?
Television companies and content producers have all but given up on 3D, they are now coming back with the next big thing – VR. But what are the issues, and what effect will it have on you and your children?
3rd March 2017
New (ISH) apps and what they do
Even if you know which apps young people use, it can be difficult to know what they all do. Here is our guide to some of those apps and some of the potential risks you should be aware of
16th February 2017
Age Gating Social Media – What does it mean for young people?
Snapchat launches new feature to "age-gate" any content for SnapChatters aged 18 and over. It is great to see Snapchat taking steps to protect and shield younger users from innappropriate content.
24th January 2017
Agar.io – What’s it all about?
Mention the word Agar to today’s youth, and they will probably likely associate it with Agar.io, an online multiplayer game. It's harmless fun, but none the less it does cause issues
1st June 2016
New app under development to help teenagers cope with everyday stress and anxiety
MeeTwo is a new ‘peer support’ app which is currently being developed within schools to improve resilience and help teenagers aged 13-18 to cope with everyday stress and anxiety
10th May 2016
5 Steps to a Safer ooVoo
There’s been quite a bit of chat about the app ooVoo on the helpline recently, particularly in relation to younger user's safety. With that in mind, here are 5 steps to a safer ooVoo.
5th May 2016
Yik Yak.. What’s the crack?!
Yik Yak, it’s an app that allows users to post in a geographical area anonymously and comes with an age restriction of 17. Yik Yak does not want school children using the app, but of course they are and here lies the challenge...
4th April 2016
Thinking Of Using Mobile Tech In School?
Students are encouraged to bring their own devices to school, extending the amount of kit available in class, reducing the school spend on equipment and increasing the level of engagement in lessons...
10th September 2015