How parents can ensure teen online safety without being overbearing.
70.3% of students we surveyed did not know what web filter their school was using, if at all. ALL of the students we interviewed were unaware as to what sites were prohibited on their school's network. Teachers themselves are often surprised and irritated by blocks to YouTube clips planned for class lecture. Both teachers and … Continue reading The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy
The following are real student responses from an international survey we conducted during Summer 2015. 1. “You don’t get rude ads or viruses.” Pop-ups and pseudo-content are not only annoying, but also often times dangerous. Online aggressors specifically target children, enticing them to click on attractive advertisements or links leading to viruses. YouTube launched “YouTube Kids” in response … Continue reading 8 Reasons Students Like Securly Web Filtering
Curious as to how children are spending their time online? So are we. We surveyed 400+ students to find out just how kids ages 9-18 are using their display devices. On average, students spend about 5-10 hours per day on their device(s) (smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc). This of course varies by age group: we found … Continue reading What Students Are Actually Doing Online
The web holds a wealth of information – including content that may be inappropriate or dangerous for young audiences. A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet “in person” ? STOP! These are all red flags of online culture to watch out for. Kids are likely to … Continue reading Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online