Neowin News Feed for: Online safety safety/ Neowin News Feed for: Online safety en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Instagram announces new efforts to protect kids from adults <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook&#039;s Instagram is working on a slew of changes to its platform that aim to protect children on its platform. This includes blocking DMs from adults to teens who don&#039;t follow them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:28:01 +0000 Safer Internet Day is more relevant than ever <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Safer Internet Day campaign is marking its 18th birthday today. It provides resources for children, parents and carers, teachers and educators and more to make the internet a safer place. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:18:01 +0000 EE launches Set Up Safe service for parents to protect children online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In order to better safeguard the interests of children and keep them safe online, EE has launched a new SMS service called Set Up Safe for parents. It offers a guide to set up protective measures. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:36:01 +0000 Wikipedia is instituting new rules to battle "toxic behavior" by volunteers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Volunteers, particularly women and members of the LGBTQ community, have complained of &quot;toxic behavior&quot; from other editors on the site. Thus, rules are being instituted to maintain civility. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sat, 23 May 2020 08:58:01 +0000 Facebook publishes white paper focused on online content regulation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Social networking giant Facebook has published a new white paper going over what the company believes to be the top questions that need to be taken into consideration when regulating online content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:10:01 +0000 Today is Safer Internet Day, so let's work "Together for a better internet" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You don&#039;t have to look very far to find a victim of online bullying in some form or other, and Safer Internet Day is a day that aims to promote better, respectful behavior among fellow web surfers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:20:01 +0000 Tech companies and advertisers form the Global Alliance for Responsible Media <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of 16 companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, have joined forces to form the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to improve the safety of the online space. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:10:01 +0000 Microsoft employees sue over PTSD after company required them to watch child porn and murder <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two Microsoft workers have taken the company to court after it made them watch disturbing videos of murder, bestiality, and child pornography, claiming they suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:36:01 +0000 Facebook introduces new child safety resource for parents <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has rolled out what it calls the &#039;Parents Portal&#039;. The aim of the site is to help parents protect their kids when using the social media website. It focuses on basics and best practices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:32:01 +0000 Microsoft: There are ways besides blocking sites to keep online porn from kids <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/166270512microsoft-logo-2012.png" alt="" /></div>In a new blog post, Microsoft&#039; Chief Online Safety Officer says that parents are finding ways to keep online adult content away from kinds besides simply blocking those sites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:43:08 +0000 Microsoft: Few people take multiple steps to protect online data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/210386213microsoft-logo-2012-dark-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released the results of a new survey which says that only 16 percent of the people who were polled take multiple steps to try to protect their online data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:42:07 +0000