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10 Tips To Protect Your Children Online This Summer

Do you do everything in your power to keep your children safe? I bet you do. From ensuring they leave the house plastered in sun cream, to making sure they can cross the road safely. But as schools break for summer I wonder if you know how you can proactively protect your children online?

Calling all the heroes

If you saw a child in danger, you’d stop to help, right?

How far do we go to protect anonymity?

The internet has always been the home of free speech; an Aladdin’s cave of knowledge waiting to be explored anonymously by the curious. However, recently the rise in fake news and online hate has caused many to question whether it’s still in all our interests for users to hide their identity at all times. In this article, I look at both sides of the argument and ask the question, when do we, as a society, say enough is enough?

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East Anglian Daily Times featured CAP in their Business section.

Meet CAP’s New Marketing Team

We are excited to announce CAP’s new marketing team who are on a mission to #savechildrenonline and eliminate grooming, abuse and bullying on digital platforms. CAP’s Marketing Team wants to change the online safety landscape; collectively bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience they are perfectly placed right at the heart of this mission as they work together to help promote and create a safer environment for children online.

16 great resources for kids to teach themselves about online safety

The internet is constantly evolving with each new trend bringing a new threat into children’s digital lives – it can be difficult to stay up to date with the latest e-safety advice, especially if you’re already stretched creating lesson plans or homeschooling. But kids manage to stay up to date with the platforms and trends – so why not help enable them to teach themselves about the latest e-safety tips alongside the trends? Not only can this help them understand how to stay safe, it will also allow them to understand why they need to stay safe online.

How can kids stay safe online while homeschooling?

Now that children are once again staying at home and using the internet for homeschooling and keeping in touch with their friends, we need to ensure that they are safer online than they were during the previous lockdowns.

Is Roblox safe for kids?

Roblox is a popular gaming platform where (primarily) children can create their own games and come ‘together through play’. Players can interact with each other’s avatars and use the chat feature to have conversations with friends. At first glance, it’s a wonderful platform where children can communicate with each other and have fun online. However, despite the safety measures the platform has put in place, Roblox isn’t always safe for kids.

How can children tell the difference between real and fake profiles online?

With how easy it is for anyone (literally, anyone!) to create a fake social media or gaming account online, it’s important that children know how to tell these fakes from real people online.

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

We thought it would be useful to look how we can keep kids safe from the threats they face online during this lockdown