Protecting Children’s Privacy Online by Comparitech

In the UK, 43 percent of nine- to 12-year-olds have a social media profile, according to the Library of Congress. One in three are on Facebook despite the 13-year-old age limit. A quarter of those kids on Facebook never touch the privacy restrictions on their profile,...

Shops remove sexually violent Grand Theft Auto video game

Two Australian retail chains, Target and Kmart, have removed video game Grand Theft Auto V from sale in its stores, following complaints about the depiction of violence towards women. A petition launched by three female survivors of violence gained more than 40,000...

Google to develop child-friendly search engine, browser & YouTube

Some welcome news for parents and schools – Google is to develop child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and YouTube. Pavni Diwanji, Google’s vice-president of engineering, is heading the project, and revealed that the company was aiming...

UK readies child abuse search tool

Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK. The obscene material was seized during previous operations.The project, called the...