Neowin News Feed for: Online safety https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/online safety/ Neowin News Feed for: Online safety en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Instagram announces new efforts to protect kids from adults https://www.neowin.net/news/instagram-announces-new-efforts-to-protect-kids-from-adults/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/11/1605643681_untitled_design_(3)_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/instagram-announces-new-efforts-to-protect-kids-from-adults">Read more...</a> joao.carrasqueira@neowin.net (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:28:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/instagram-announces-new-efforts-to-protect-kids-from-adults Safer Internet Day is more relevant than ever https://www.neowin.net/news/safer-internet-day-is-more-relevant-than-ever/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/02/1612884901_safer_internet_day_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/safer-internet-day-is-more-relevant-than-ever">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:18:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/safer-internet-day-is-more-relevant-than-ever EE launches Set Up Safe service for parents to protect children online https://www.neowin.net/news/ee-launches-set-up-safe-service-for-parents-to-protect-children-online/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/07/1595931751_ee_child_using_phone_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/ee-launches-set-up-safe-service-for-parents-to-protect-children-online">Read more...</a> namerahs.fatmi@neowin.net (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/ee-launches-set-up-safe-service-for-parents-to-protect-children-online Wikipedia is instituting new rules to battle "toxic behavior" by volunteers https://www.neowin.net/news/wikipedia-is-instituting-new-rules-to-battle-toxic-behavior-by-volunteers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/12/1513911080_dsc03669_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/wikipedia-is-instituting-new-rules-to-battle-toxic-behavior-by-volunteers">Read more...</a> usmanklodhii@gmail.com (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sat, 23 May 2020 08:58:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/wikipedia-is-instituting-new-rules-to-battle-toxic-behavior-by-volunteers Facebook publishes white paper focused on online content regulation https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-publishes-white-paper-focused-on-online-content-regulation/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/12/1577798367_facebook1_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-publishes-white-paper-focused-on-online-content-regulation">Read more...</a> joao.carrasqueira@neowin.net (João Carrasqueira) Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-publishes-white-paper-focused-on-online-content-regulation Today is Safer Internet Day, so let's work "Together for a better internet" https://www.neowin.net/news/today-is-safer-internet-day-so-lets-work-together-for-a-better-internet/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/02/1581410462_sid2020_ec_insafeinhope-uksic-partner-logo-uk-web_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/today-is-safer-internet-day-so-lets-work-together-for-a-better-internet">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:20:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/today-is-safer-internet-day-so-lets-work-together-for-a-better-internet Tech companies and advertisers form the Global Alliance for Responsible Media https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-companies-and-advertisers-form-the-global-alliance-for-responsible-media/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/06/1560877955_arm_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-companies-and-advertisers-form-the-global-alliance-for-responsible-media">Read more...</a> joao.carrasqueira@neowin.net (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/tech-companies-and-advertisers-form-the-global-alliance-for-responsible-media Microsoft employees sue over PTSD after company required them to watch child porn and murder https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-employees-sue-over-ptsd-after-company-required-them-to-watch-child-porn-and-murder/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/microsoft_sign_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-employees-sue-over-ptsd-after-company-required-them-to-watch-child-porn-and-murder">Read more...</a> justin.luna@neowin.net (Justin Luna) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:36:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-employees-sue-over-ptsd-after-company-required-them-to-watch-child-porn-and-murder Facebook introduces new child safety resource for parents https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-introduces-new-child-safety-resource-for-parents/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/01/mark-zuckerberg1_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-introduces-new-child-safety-resource-for-parents">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-introduces-new-child-safety-resource-for-parents Microsoft: There are ways besides blocking sites to keep online porn from kids https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-there-are-ways-besides-blocking-sites-to-keep-online-porn-from-kids">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:43:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-there-are-ways-besides-blocking-sites-to-keep-online-porn-from-kids Microsoft: Few people take multiple steps to protect online data https://www.neowin.net/news/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="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-few-people-take-multiple-steps-to-protect-online-data">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:42:07 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-few-people-take-multiple-steps-to-protect-online-data