Views from Thinkuknow on recent developments, news stories and trends relating to children and young people online.
Screen time: should we be worried?
There have long been claims that children are harmed by excessive screen time, often suggesting a causal link with outcomes including obesity, mental health issues, and low educational attainment. However, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health suggests otherwise. Read more about how you can help the young people you work with to balance their time online and offline more effectively.
How you can keep young people safer online over the Christmas period ... and beyond!
No doubt you'll be working with a young person who has asked for some form of technology that links to the internet for Christmas. Here are four steps you can take to make sure that young people are safer online over Christmas and beyond.
Digital Families 2018: Responding to the risks of live streaming
Marie Smith, Head of Education at CEOP (National Crime Agency) will be speaking at Digital Families 2018 on how to support young people to stay safer on popular live streaming platforms.
What is the Dark Web and why do people use it?
The internet has changed in many ways since it first became publicly accessible in the 1990s, and one of the most controversial developments is the growth of the so-called “Dark Web.”
Computer skills for the future
At CEOP we often hear from adults who feel concerned that young people may become involved in using the dark web, hacking or other types of ‘cybercrime’. This blog looks at how we can support young people who have an interest in coding and computing to learn positive skills in a safe environment for the future.
Snapchat’s latest feature: Snap Map
Snapchat have launched their newest feature, Snap Maps. This enables users to track others' location with a high level of accuracy. This blog post discusses the implications of this feature for young people and their safety.