During our seminars, interviews and surveys we’ve come across several questions about internet safety.
See if your questions are listed below, if it’s not, send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer it.
A good start is to talk to your friend and let them know that you are there for them. You should also discuss with your friend who their older Chatbudi could be if they do not already have one- it is important that somebody over 18 years old also knows about the cyberbullying.
By being a bystander, in other words, just watching someone being bullied and not doing anything about it, can be seen by the bully as approval of their actions and it may also encourage self-blaming among victims.
The first rule is to be aware and proud of the photos you are taking. Snapchat, besides being a fun and cool app, it’s not 100% safe. The photos can be screenshot and there are even hacks (different apps) to save the snap without the sender being notified. Also, someone can take a picture of your snap with a second phone. So remember to be sure you are taking safe and positive photos.
If anyone else is in your videos you should ensure that you ask their permission before posting online, even if they are just in the background. It’s a matter of privacy and being polite, as they might not want to be in the video. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this case.
It is important to have a Chatbudi over the age of 18. It is important to have someone to talk to about the good and the bad things that happen on the internet and someone that you can tell if you are having a problem. If your problem needs the help of someone technical, then they should be able to help you find someone else who could help with this.
The most important thing to remember is that you should behave the same way you do in the real world as you do in the virtual world, when you are online. If you don’t talk to strangers in the real world, then you shouldn’t talk to them when you are online either. It is a good idea to talk to your parents or another adult who you know and trust about this too.
If I am only sending a selfie to my friend, why does it matter if my school logo is in the picture?
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If my Tagging Settings are “Add Automatically”, can I just de-tag myself from photos that I do not like?
Reporting: A report is sent to the social media site regarding that user. You can still see each other’s content- it is not the same as blocking! This action is reversible.
Blocking: This stops you and another user from seeing each other’s content. No report is sent to Instagram about that user. This action is reversible.
If your kids have their own gmail accounts, do you have to set up YouTube safety settings for each individual account?
Although twitter does have the option to upload a photo as or alongside a tweet, its aim is for short messages to be posted. However, Instagram’s focus is on the photo.
Also on twitter people can retweet your posts and photos- but not on Instagram.
However, both are similar, both are engaging with your followers via posts. On twitter you might tell your followers what you had for dinner but on Instagram you might show them!
There are 2 options:
1) LAN: You can also play together with friends in the same location or room, if you are all sharing the same modem via Ethernet or via WiFi. Log into Single Player and the click the “esc” button out to the ‘Game Menu’ screen and click ‘Open To LAN’ and then ‘Start LAN World’. Others can then join you if they are playing the same version of Minecraft. They go to ‘Multiplayer’ and the game then searches for local games, they should see a pop up to join your game.
2) Minecraft Realms: is a paid subscription service where you can host a server for friends simply, without having to set up I.P addresses, ports and LAN networks.
How can I stop my younger kids from playing over 18’s games when all their friends are playing and talking about it?
Although we recognise that it may be difficult to stop younger kids playing these types of games when older siblings are playing/ other kids they know, however, the severity of the unsuitability of these games should not be underestimated. If you are going to allow your kids to play, doors should be open and headsets should not be used. However, a good idea would be an agreement between parents in a class regarding games like this as if all kids are not allowed to play this game it is easier for them to accept than if just a few children are not allowed.