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Social media: what role should schools play in keeping children safe?

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Social media: what role should schools play in keeping children safe?

The recent death of 14-year-old Hannah Smith, who took her own life after apparently enduring months of online bullying, has raised questions about the online safety of children and young people. Ask.fm – the question-and-answer website at the center of the controversy – has promised new measures to protect users. But what role should schools  [ Read More ]

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Sex predators target children using social media

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Sex predators target children using social media

Sexual predators, pornographers and prostitution rings are capitalizing on the rising popularity of mobile devices and social media to victimize children, say police and child safety experts. CyberTipline, the nation’s hotline for reporting sexual exploitation of children, received 223,374 reports in 2010, nearly double the 2009 number. The soaring use of social networks, online games,  [ Read More ]

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