Useful information on Snapchat
18th January 2013 - It seems that an alarming number of young people use the app for 'sexting' and bullying.
European training courses against cyber bullying
10th January 2013 - Since 2010, Kids and Media has been involved in a large Europe-wide training project.
Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
10th December 2012 - Amazon's new subscription package makes using the Kindle Fire devices a family friendly experience.
Teens and their parents in an online world
28th November 2012 - Two recent US surveys cast an interesting light upon the attitudes and behaviour of teens and their parents.
20th November 2012 - Some great resources on how to deal with losing control over self-generated sexual material online, suitable for young people and teachers alike.
Children’s tech use growing rapidly
25th October 2012 - Ofcom report reveals teenagers send twice as many texts per week compared to last year.
Grandparenting in the digital world
16th October 2012 - Grandparents would like to get better equipped to manage their grandchildren's use of technology.
New 'Digital Parenting' Magazine
27th September 2012 - Vodafone has launched a new magazine filled with articles by experts, 'How to' guides and much more - all to make it easier for you to get involved in your children's digital lives.
The ’Appy Family
17th September 2012 - 75 per cent of parents with smartphones or tablets share them with their children, according to a survey by Disney UK.
The lurking dangers of Instagram
4th September 2012 - Popular online services attract a vast number of dubious users who post sexually suggestive content.
The importance of outdoor play
29th August 2012 - Children spending time on digital devices instead of playing outside may put their long-term development at risk.
Embrace the technology young people use
20th August 2012 - Educators, school counsellors, social workers and other professionals understand a lot about students' everyday struggles and home environments, but not so much about the tech part, Anne Collier writes.
"Few 'new' victims of cyberbullying"
16th August 2012 - Traditional bullying is far more common than cyberbullying, international research suggests.
Scottish pupils establish business to fight cyberbullying
14th August 2012 - This project should serve as inspiration for schools everywhere.
CTIA launches GrowingWireless.com
14th August 2012 - CTIA offers useful information and tips to parents on how to deal with cyberbullying, sexting and privacy.
“An unwinnable war”
10th August 2012 - Teachers need highly focused training in social media so they can better support and equip young people, Stephen Carrick-Davies writes.
Parental Internet Controls
8th August 2012 - The Department for Education seeks views and advice from members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and other organisations, businesses and especially parents who would like to respond.
Warning about sexual violence among children
1st August 2012 - Are young people developing unhealthy expectations about sexual relationships?
“Online reporting tools do not work”
30th July 2012 - Researchers recommend that industry focus more on child-friendly communications and accessible tools.
FCC proposes inquiry of mobile radiation
21st June 2012 - In the US, the FCC would like to investigate if better guidelines are needed to protect people from mobile radiation.
Bullying in the world of gaming
18th June 2012 - According to a report by BeatBullying, cyber bullying is migrating into the world of game play.
One in five children is victim of cyber bullying
18th June 2012 - A new report from BeatBullying shows that 21 per cent of children aged eight to 11 have been bullied online.
Screen time warning
30th May 2012 - Dr Aric Sigman calls for parents to "regain control" of the time children spend in front of electronic screens.
Mobile service designed to protect children
29th May 2012 - The Bemilo system has been developed to enable parents to control their children's phones.
Moshi Monsters goes mobile
25th May 2012 - Moshi Monsters is developing a full mobile version of the platform.
Keeping children safe online
4th May 2012 - In this video from TalkTalk, Internet safety expert Charlotte Aynsley shares her top tips and advice for parents.
Should inappropriate content be blocked?
30th April 2012 - A recent Parliamentary report calls for new laws to force ISPs to block access to inappropriate websites.
”No evidence of harm”
27th April 2012 - A major report from UK's Health Protection Agency concludes that there still is "no convincing evidence" that mobiles pose a health risk.
24th April 2012 - According to Beatbullying, sexting has become an "epidemic" among British teenagers.
Digital media causes sleep deprivation in children
23rd March 2012 - A recent study reveals that the average bedtime for children aged 6 to 15 years is 11.20pm.
Requirement for increased privacy
16th March 2012 - Did you know that there are few devices that know more details about its user than smartphones?
Quotes from children
13th March 2012 - The top quotes from New Media Age's special series of research on children and digital media are interesting food for thought.
FTC Report Raises Privacy Questions
17th February 2012 - In the US, the Federal Trade Commission calls for information on collection of data in apps for children.
2nd February 2012 - When children use digital media together with parents, siblings or friends, it becomes a different experience than when it's done alone.
Safer Internet Day 2012
26th January 2012 - Safer Internet Day on 7th February is Connecting Generations with the slogan "Discovering the digital world together safely".
Mobiles are taking over
16th January 2012 - Mobile Internet gadgets are becoming ever increasingly important in children and young people's lives, a new Childwise report suggests.
Have some screen free time each day
11th January 2012 - 'Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen?' Stephen Carrick-Davies asks in an article in the Guardian.
Increasing use of mobile devices among children under 10
20th December 2011 - A survey shows that 64 per cent of Britons let their children use their mobile devices.
9th December 2011 - Vodafone has launched a free parental controls app for Android smartphones.
CTIA and ESRB announce app rating system
8th December 2011 - A newly developed app rating system will utilise the ESRB age rating icons.
Web providers offer parents option to block porn
23rd November 2011 - Four leading Internet providers will offer the option to block inappropriate content.
Parental controls and online protection tools
18th November 2011 - The SIP Bench II project aims to help parents choose the parental control tool that best suits their needs.
iPad apps for children
14th November 2011 - iPad's have proven to be hugely popular among children and young people. Kids and Media have compiled a list of some great apps for your iPad.
The Rough Guide to Online Safety
11th November 2011 - A wide-ranging and user friendly guide on how to enjoy the Internet whilst staying safe from online threats.
A million under-13s use Facebook daily
7th November 2011 - Half of 7 to 12 year old UK children access social networking platforms, according to Mintel.
Zero to eight – a research study
3rd November 2011 - Common Sense Media has released the first publicly available study to document children's use of new media.
Teenagers would miss mobiles and Internet more than TV
1st November 2011 - A new Ofcom report leaves no doubt as to the increasing importance of electronic media.
Limit screen time for the youngest children
1st November 2011 - Children under the age of two should not spend much time in front of electronic screens.
EU Kids Online: New approach to online safety required
20th October 2011 - The final recommendations on how to educate and protect children has been published.
Girls as likely as boys to bully online
20th October 2011 - Girls are just as likely as boys to bully other children online, a survey of young people's Internet habits reveals.
Unreliable ratings on mobile apps
18th October 2011 - An increasing number of parents express concerns regarding inappropriate content on mobile phone apps.
The voice of young people
7th October 2011 - What does it mean to be an ethical, responsible and resilient digital citizen?
Children’s fake Facebook accounts
4th October 2011 - Quite a few young people have taken to using false names to avoid being policed by parents and schools.
European Online Grooming Project
30th September 2011 - European researchers are working to improve understanding of online abuse.
Ten per cent of UK primary school children have iPhones
22nd September 2011 - One in ten parents feel it's appropriate for children as young as four years old to own a mobile phone, while one in ten children under the age of ten already owns an iPhone, according to a survey by Westcoastcloud.
Protect family time
18th September 2011 - Unicef research suggests that British parents focus too little on family time and too much on material goods.
Young people go online on mobile phones
12th September 2011 - According to a recent report, a large number of young people use their mobile phones to get online.
Earphones to proctect children’s hearing
5th September 2011 - Etymotic Research presented their new noise cancelling earphones for children at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.
”Use your head” campaign fights cyber bullying
2nd September 2011 - Yesterday marked the start of the fifth season of the "Use your head" campaign; Norway's biggest campaign against cyber bullying. Kids and Media is one of the partners.
"Mobile phone use does not increase risk of cancer"
22nd August 2011 - New research suggests mobile phones do not increase brain tumour risk in children.
Study: Cyber bullying victims need better protection
16th August 2011 - The National Centre for Cyber-stalking Research (NCCR) recently published the results of a two year study, which focused on cases of cyber bullying and the effects bullying can have on the victim.
Westcoastcloud unveils iPad security service
21st June 2011 - The Netintelligence solution gives education officials the ability to manage pupils' online activity.
New Block’em app prevents cyber bullying
15th June 2011 - A new Android app, aimed at children between the ages of 11 and 15, makes it easier to block unwanted contacts.
WHO: Mobile phone use causes an increased risk of cancer
1st June 2011 - Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Ofcom: UK Children’s media literacy
26th May 2011 - A new report from Ofcom gives an overview of media literacy among children and young people.
Online porn: A need for research
25th May 2011 - “The increased availability of pornography on the Internet emphasises the need for updated research.”
Advice on children and smartphones
5th May 2011 - A recent survey by The Nielsen Company in the U.S. indicates that almost a third of the apps on smartphones owned by parents who allow their children to install apps, were downloaded by their children.
Apple sued over in-app purchasing policies
20th April 2011 - A large number of children have accumulated huge credit card bills via iTunes.
Are young people addicted to technology?
12th April 2011 - Students experience withdrawal symptoms when deprived of digital media.
Mobile phones are fun – until you get a huge bill
7th April 2011 - PhoneBrain, a new education programme, is designed to help young people recognise costs.
First official advice to text rather than call
23rd March 2011 - A Department of Health leaflet advises that texting and hands-free kits reduces exposure to radiation.
Good advice on how to reduce exposure to mobile radiation
25th February 2011 - Some simple precautions are all that is needed to reduce the radiation risk considerably.
UK children’s media habits
22nd February 2011 - UK children spend an hour and 50 minutes on the Internet a day, and watch more than two and a half hours of TV a day.
One in two lie about personal details online
16th February 2011 - Half of young people lie about personal details on the Internet, a new survey has revealed.
Safer Internet Day
8th February 2011 - Tuesday, 8 February is Safer Internet Day 2011. Read Kids and Media’s advice on how to keep your children safe online.
The classroom of tomorrow
17th January 2011 - Kids and Media attended BETT recently, the world’s largest education technology exhibition.
‘Digital Parenting' magasine
13th December 2010 - A new magasine from Vodafone is designed to help parents get involved with their children’s digital world.
Children want digital gadgets for Christmas
29th November 2010 - Children’s wish lists are filled with technology products rather than traditional toys, a new study suggests.
Parents do not secure children's phones
2nd November 2010 - Nine out of ten parents do not take measures to secure their children’s mobile phones, internet safety expert warns.
Children want e-books
29th September 2010 - Many children express an interest in reading books on digital devices, a new survey shows.
Advertising Standards Authority's remit extended
1st September 2010 - The digital remit of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is extended to deliver more comprehensive consumer protection online.
- My phone is my life
4th August 2010 - Digital communication has become an integral part of teenagers' lives. Is it changing who they are?
Mobile phone use makes children jealous
28th June 2010 - Children feel hurt when their parents send text messages or write e-mails instead of paying attention to them.
Introduces mobile radiation law
21st June 2010 - San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to require all mobile phone retailers to inform about mobile radiation risks.
Inconclusive mobile phone study
19th May 2010 - A comprehensive study on whether mobile devices can cause brain tumours has not provided a clear answer.
Teenagers text rather than talk
27th April 2010 - New research shows that texting is the most popular form of communication among young people.
Pupils to get download lessons
10th March 2010 - Industry watchdog PhonepayPlus aims to educate pupils about mobile download costs.
Warns against the sexualisation of society
1st March 2010 - Children are being increasingly exposed to sexual imagery, and parents have limited opportunities to prevent it.
What is sexting?
26th February 2010 - Teenage sexting is a new and little understood practice. Find out more about the phenomenon.
Mobile media are not for the youngest
11th January 2010 - "Children should be mature before they receive their first phone," says Patrik Faubert.
Moves to ban mobile phones in schools
25th November 2009 - The French Senate has proposed a bill to ban pupils from using mobile phones.
Bullying: Teenagers' best advice for parents
22nd October 2009 - Kids and Media have asked the youngsters for advice to parents...
Talk to your teenager about porn
22nd October 2009 - There are many good reasons to talk with teenagers about porn, but who dares to?