Have conversations with your child about online safety – and reassure them you will help them with any problems they encounter online.
The padlock symbol simply means that the data being sent between the web server and the user’s computer is encrypted and cannot be read by others. But many people don’t know that.
No one has time to read the terms and conditions we are often asked to consent to. But we’re sometimes agreeing to things we would rather not.
Why it’s so much easier to sign up to a service than it is to leave.
All you wanted was to sell your sofa online. So why are so many ‘buyers’ suddenly insisting on using your PayID?
The move could jeopardise users’ safety and might even get the platform banned from the Google and Apple app stores.
New EU rules require social media platforms to take down flagged posts within 24 hours – and modelling shows that’s fast enough to have a dramatic effect on the spread of harmful content.
Research reveals individuals that score high for vulnerable narcissism are likely to present themselves inauthentically while online dating.
Young people told us that adults’ views about online harms rarely reflected their own.
A recent government roundtable proposed stricter profile verification conditions as a response to safety concerns on dating apps. But research suggests users want something else.
School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
The risk of experiencing harm online is real, especially for children – but decades of research don’t support the alarmist tropes used in these conversations.
For teachers, technology is an important and useful tool. But they and their students need more guidance.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
The government is proposing upheavals to online content regulation, but that won’t be enough to make the internet safer.
Discord was initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing. Most of its current users build and maintain online communities, though not always very big ones.
A recent BBC investigation into the app VRChat has prompted concerns about children’s safety in virtual spaces.
A higher quality discussion emerged among commenters allowed to use personas instead of their real names.
As winter draws in, Australians don’t just have to prepare for tax time — they must also be on the watch for scams.
More than 30 million people play Roblox every day - and millions also make their own games for the booming kid-friendly digital platform.