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Facebook to teach thousands of schoolkids about dangers of cyber bullying

FACEBOOK has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse – in a victory for The Sun’s Block the Bullying campaign.

The announcement comes just five days after our crusade helped force the social media giant to sign up to a code of conduct and reveal how seriously it takes millions of abuse complaints.

 The tech giant has agreed to plough 1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse
The tech giant has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse

The social network plans to train pupils in all of the UK’s 4,500 secondary schools to counter cyber bullying in partnership with Childnet International and The Diana Award charities.

Lax regulations allow anyone aged 13

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4692362/facebook-cyber-bullying-uk-schools-digital-safety/

Parents urged to inform children of the dangers of ‘sextortion’

Parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers of ‘sextortion’ online.

Sergeant Dean Kerins, a Crime prevention Garda in Meath, is urging parents to show their children a new Interpol video to discourage them from interacting with people they don’t know online.

Sextortion is becoming one of the fastest-rising crimes in Ireland.

It is defined as blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favours and/or money from the victim.

Ronan Hughes from Donaghmore took his own life in June 2015 he was tricked into sending to Iulian Enache (31) photographs which were shared with friends and posted online.

Enache pleaded guilty in a Romanian court last week to blackmailing the teen and producing/distributing indecent images of a child.

Sergeant Kerins has this advice for parents: “Supervise your child’s laptop or mobile device, that’s the first part.

Read more at: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/parents-urged-to-inform-children-of-the-dangers-of-sextortion-804746.html

Parents urged to inform children of the dangers of ‘sextortion’

Parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers of ‘sextortion’ online.

Sergeant Dean Kerins, a Crime prevention Garda in Meath, is urging parents to show their children a new Interpol video to discourage them from interacting with people they don’t know online.

Sextortion is becoming one of the fastest-rising crimes in Ireland.

It is defined as blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favours and/or money from the victim.

Ronan Hughes from Donaghmore took his own life in June 2015 he was tricked into sending to Iulian Enache (31) photographs which were shared with friends and posted online.

Enache pleaded guilty in a Romanian court last week to blackmailing the teen and producing/distributing indecent images of a child.

Sergeant Kerins has this advice for parents: “Supervise your child’s laptop or mobile device, that’s the first part. Be comfortable with talking and that’s easier said than

Read more at: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/parents-urged-to-inform-children-of-the-dangers-of-sextortion-804746.html

Irish mum of teen who took her own life after cyber bullying warns of dangers of anonymous apps

A heartbroken Irish mum who lost her teenage daughter to suicide has warned of the impact apps that allow online bullies to remain anonymous can have.

Elle Trowbridge, 16, from Kilclogher Co Tyrone, took her life earlier this year – five years after she was first targeted by bullies online who encouraged her to self-harm.

Elle’s brave mum Mandy said the online abuse first began when her daughter was 11.

The devastated mum-of-three reckons the messages were sent on the app by someone who knew her daughter – but who was allowed to be anonymous due to the app.

Elle Trowbridge

She said on RTE Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke: “The problem we had with these messages was that these people were allowed to remain anonymous.

“There was no proof of anything, no hard evidence of anything or anyone in particular. We weren’t able to find out who started this.

“When

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/lifestyle/family/irish-mum-teen-who-took-10867608

Suffolk police warn of dangers of child grooming and stalking on new Snap Map app tool

PUBLISHED: 16:48 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:48 06 July 2017

Concerns have been raised over Snapchat's new Snap Map feature. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

Concerns have been raised over Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

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Charlotte Driver, Suffolk police's Cyber Crime Supervisor. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICECharlotte Driver, Suffolk police’s Cyber Crime Supervisor. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

The phone app’s new tool, which came out late last month, allows your online friends, and

Read more at: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk-police-warn-of-dangers-of-child-grooming-and-stalking-on-new-snap-map-app-tool-1-5095402

EOCO educates students on dangers of cyber crime

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has embarked on a programme to educate students of 50 senior high schools (SHSs) in the Greater Accra Region on the dangers associated with cyber crime.

The initiative will expose students to financial, economic, moral and other related offences associated with the use of the internet and the corresponding punishment for those involved in the menace.

Held on the topic “Prohibited cyber activities”, the programme will also use graphic images of young people who became addicted to cyber crime and occultism and the horrific consequences they suffered for engaging in internet fraud (popularly called Sakawa) and occultism.

So far, the sensitisation has been held in seven schools, which are the Wesley Grammar SHS, Accra Wesley Girls SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Accra Technical Training College, St Thomas Aquinas, Accra High School and Holy Trinity Cathedral SHS.

Other schools have been scheduled for next academic year when schools

Read more at: http://www.businessghana.com/site/news/General/148332/EOCO-educates-students-on-dangers-of-cyber-crime

EOCO educates students on dangers of cyber crime …

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has embarked on a programme to educate students of 50 senior high schools (SHSs) in the Greater Accra Region on the dangers associated with cyber crime.

The initiative will expose students to financial, economic, moral and other related offences associated with the use of the internet and the corresponding punishment for those involved in the menace.

Held on the topic “Prohibited cyber activities”, the programme will also use graphic images of young people who became addicted to cyber crime and occultism and the horrific consequences they suffered for engaging in internet fraud (popularly called Sakawa) and occultism.

So far, the sensitisation has been held in seven schools, which are the Wesley Grammar SHS, Accra Wesley Girls SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Accra Technical Training College, St Thomas Aquinas, Accra High School and Holy Trinity Cathedral SHS.

Other schools have been scheduled for next academic year when schools

Read more at: http://www.businessghana.com/site/news/General/148332/EOCO-educates-students-on-dangers-of-cyber-crime

Computer experts dive into cyber-crime dangers that can befall businesses that are not proactive

THE question is not, “Will my information be accessed or stolen?” It’s, “When will it be accessed or stolen?”

In their presentation, “Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net,” Brian Hill and Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services (CFS) provided realistic advice for cyber protection as they discussed recent high-profile cyber-crime events, including website breaches impacting retailers, banks, and government agencies.

Hill, VP of corporate investigative services at CFS, said that when it comes to the Internet of Things—the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data—it all starts with the user.

“Everything we do today is connected to the Internet,” he said. “While we gain convenience, we give up a lot of security. It’s trying to find that balance. Hey, you’ve got this product that allows you to do your job much easier, but now you have to look

Read more at: http://bulktransporter.com/technology/computer-experts-dive-cyber-crime-dangers-can-befall-businesses-are-not-proactive

The dangers of cyber bullying

For some reason, I am not a terrific fan of social media. Of course it has huge benefits but I have also found that it has its incredibly dangerous downsides including cyber bullying.

My children who are all social media savvy believe that this distance I have kept from social media is more as a result of my generational inadequacy than it is with the dangers inherent in the business of social media but then that is a story for another day.

Today I wish to comment on one of the more dangerous areas of social media problems which is cyber bullying. This is the use of the internet to visit the social media platforms of persons and bullying them online. This has led to emotional harassment, abuses, threats and ultimately unbearable abuse leading some of

Read more at: http://www.businessdayonline.com/dangers-cyber-bullying/

The dangers of cyber bullying – BusinessDay : News you can trust …

For some reason, I am not a terrific fan of social media. Of course it has huge benefits but I have also found that it has its incredibly dangerous downsides including cyber bullying.

My children who are all social media savvy believe that this distance I have kept from social media is more as a result of my generational inadequacy than it is with the dangers inherent in the business of social media but then that is a story for another day.

Today I wish to comment on one of the more dangerous areas of social media problems which is cyber bullying. This is the use of the internet to visit the social media platforms of persons and bullying them online. This has led to emotional harassment, abuses, threats and ultimately unbearable abuse leading some of

Read more at: https://www.businessdayonline.com/dangers-cyber-bullying/