Internet Safety In The News

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This month’s new cycles have been abuzz with stories around Internet safety and social networking. Here are a select important few:

Parents Using Social Media To Keep An Eye On Their Kids – According to a new survey by Laptop Magazine, 55 percent of parents are using social media to keep an eye on their kids’ online activities, with 11 percent using it purely to do so. Of the 2,000 parents polled, 15 percent have send Friend Requests to their kids and 4 percent of those requests were rejected. Another 13 percent logged on to friends’ accounts in order to check out what their child is posting on the social networks.

Teachers targeted by cyberbullying pupils and parents – School teachers have been subjected to online abuse and cyberbullying by pupils and parents, a study has found. Parents were responsible for about 25% of the online abuse suffered by teachers, the study found. Research carried out by the University of Plymouth found parents were responsible for a quarter of the abuse suffered by teachers. Nearly 400 teachers nationwide, both primary and secondary, were surveyed for Prof Andy Phippen’s study.

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