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June 25, 2017

Roblox is a game creation platform where 8-18 year olds make and publish their own games

and play other peoples'.

There is a visible chat feature to talk with other people as they play, make in app purchases and be added to games by people they don’t know. Cripes! You mi...

June 23, 2017

It turns out it's almost all of them! We might have suspected this but a summary report released by the UKCCIS paints a surprising (and maybe a little concerning) picture.

86% of kids aged between 5 and 16 in the UK have their own computer. This is split about 67% to 33...

June 19, 2017

Anti-bullying charity Ditch The Label published a study recently, in partnership with Habbo, outlining the scale of the cyber-bullying problem facing young people gaming online .

In:Game Abuse states 57% of young people report they have been bullied playing th...

September 27, 2016

Education may not always be thought of as an innovative sector but as schools increasingly look to relieve budgetary burdens and provide inspirational education experiences, a new breed of innovative social enterprises are emerging that can help on both counts. Excite-...

September 22, 2016

“What a fantastic project for the children at Homerswood to be involved in. Internet safety is such an important issue and it has been inspiring to see the standard and quality of TechSafe – Privacy.” said Deputy Head Paula Bennett.

Children, their parents and teachers,...

July 5, 2016

Musical.ly is a DIY music video social networking app that is growing in popularity with young people in primary and secondary schools. It’s fun, interactive karaoke and young people can go to great lengths to make their 15 second videos look professional and then shar...

June 13, 2016

A soaring increase in ‘sexting’ or nude selfies, amongst children under sixteen, was recently reported by 18 police forces in England.

The Labour party says police in England investigated more than 13 times as many cases of sexting among under-16s last year as in 2013,...

March 31, 2016

 

Young people spend more time online than watching tv each day. A landmark has been reached in the viewing habits of 5-16 year olds in the UK. This is according to Childwise, who produce an annual media monitoring report and have been following children’s viewing habit...

Julia Bateson found that not enough primary schools were encouraging their pupils to engage creatively with technology. In order to combat this, she has developed Excite-ed, a social enterprise which helps young children to learn using computer technology and gaming. F...

January 15, 2016

It’s a story of friendship and responsibility online. You can get it for free by either downloading the pdf version or ordering a free A4 size hard copy here .

 

Childnet International have produced a terrific story book for young children which I also use with upper pri...

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