Articles by Andy Robinson
Receive Complementary Bitdefender Security Software by Completing This Survey
The first 150 schools to fill in this survey will receive five complimentary licences for Bitdefender Total Security Software for use at home, as a thank you for helping us gather research around cyber security in schools.
27th September 2021
Only One Week Left Until Online Safety Day
There's only a few days left to sign up for our biggest online safety event. Find out who is speaking and what topics will be discussed as we breakdown the two hour session in this latest article. There's still time to reserve your place so make sure you book your tickets!
22nd September 2021
YouTube Updates Privacy Features for Young People
YouTube has updated their privacy features as a way to help better protect children and young people on their platform. These include defaulting settings to under 18s as well as including some wellbeing features.
13th September 2021
TikTok Expand Family Pairing Feature with Educational Resources for Parents
Internet Matters have worked with TikTok, as well as young people to expand the 'Family Pairing' feature to include new educational resources for parents. Find out what new information parents can get when using this feature.
8th September 2021
Scotland Releases National Guidance for Child Protection
The Scottish government has released new national guidance for helping to protect children this month. The guidance is there to set guidelines for any professional who works with children and young people whilst setting out clear responsibilities and expectations when it comes to keeping them safe.
6th September 2021
Information Commissioners Office Enforces Children’s Code on Tech Companies
The Information Commissioners Office has officially launched the Children’s Code to ensure that tech companies are doing everything they can to respect children’s data whilst working towards keeping them safe online. Find out what has been put forward in our latest article.
2nd September 2021
FREE Online Safety Day Tickets Now Available
Free tickets are now available for one of our largest events of the year. Hear from some of the leading professionals in the field of online safety and start the new school year with the correct knowledge, tools and resources.
1st September 2021
Book Your Online Safety Training Session
One of the main priorities that schools face is ensuring that staff are prepared to manage their online safety responsibilities for new school year. Find out about our bespoke training sessions and how they can support you and your school.
27th August 2021
Discord Security Settings – A Guide for Parents and Carers
Discord is a popular online platform where users can communicate and socialise. Find out what security settings Discord offers as well as what considerations parents and carers need to be aware of if children and young people are using it.
13th August 2021
Google Drive Security Update – What You Need to Know
Google has announced that they will be undergoing a security update on Google Drive on the 13th September 2021 that may result in changes to user files and how they are shared with others online. Find out what you need to know.
10th August 2021
Edtesa Promotes Free Webinar - How to Create A Positive Work Environment
Our subsidiary company Edtesa is putting on its first webinar which brings together our leading online safety experts to talk about the importance of building a positive work environment. Get your free tickets here.
5th August 2021
Resources and Online Tools for Summer 2021
With schools now on break, professionals, parents and carers can now promote various online safety resources, guidance and tools which are available to use at home. Take a look at what is available for the summer holidays.
3rd August 2021
Instagram Defaults Private Accounts for Young People
This week, Instagram have announced some new changes into how young people’s social media accounts can be managed in order to detract from unwanted followers and messages from strangers.
29th July 2021
Law Commission Publishes Recommendations to Tackle Online Abuse
Today, the law commission has published new recommendations to address harm online through protecting victims of online abuse as well as aiming to protect freedom of expression. Find out what was put forward
21st July 2021
Revenge Porn Helpline Flagged for Additional Funding Under the New Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy
The Government has published a new strategy today to help protect women and girls against violence and harm offline and online. Find out what is included and hear from the Revenge Porn Helpline on what this means for protecting victims.
21st July 2021