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Half of UK people are not protecting themselves online, says government

Half of UK people are not protecting themselves online, says UK government

People are not doing enough to protect themselves online, according to the UK government, who have today launched a new £4 million campaign to help raise awareness of cyber security issues.

Cyber-bullying is on the rise, but so is cyber-counselling, says report

Cyber-bullying is on the rise, but so is cyber-counselling, says report

In a report released today, the UK service Childline reports an 87% increase over last year in children and young people seeking help after suffering cyber-bullying. It also reports that, for the first time ever, more counselling took place online (59%) than by telephone (41%).

Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

An international strike force has seized 706 counterfeit-peddling sites in the fourth annual Cyber Monday crackdown, dubbed Project Cyber Monday IV. Meanwhile, authorities are seizing goods such as cheesy sneakers and are targeting $175,000 held in PayPal accounts by the sites.

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Advice for parents on cyber-bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Advice for parents on cyber-bullying

In support of Anti-Bullying Week, national coordinator, Luke Roberts, gives advice for parents in spotting signs of cyber-bullying, what to do when your child is the bully, and how best to help your child if they are being bullied.

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Understanding cyber-bullying

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In this first of two articles to support Anti-Bullying Week, national coordinator, Luke Roberts, explains how teasing becomes cyber-bullying, why it’s so prolific and how we should tackle it.

Online safety is our shared responsibility

Online safety is a shared responsibility

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. It coincided with the year anniversary of Amanda Todd's death, who committed suicide after sustained online bullying. So, with this in mind, we ask what can be done to help educate the next generation of cyber citizens how to stay safe online?

8 tips for safer online banking

8 tips for safer online banking

Most of us use online banking. But are you making sure you're doing it as safely as possible? Check to make sure you're doing all of these 8 things!

How Justin Bieber's name is used by internet perverts

Justin Bieber's name used by internet perverts

In response to an increased number of sexual blackmailers harassing and terrorising young girls online, the FBI has published tips to help young people better protect themselves. We also added a few more for good measure.

Top 10 tips to keep your kids and teens safe online

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Today is Safer Internet Day. And with 86% of 7-11 year olds and 96% of 11-19 year olds communicating online it's important everyone knows how to stay safe. So here are some tips for you to pass on to youngsters to make sure they're clued up about their online safety.

Over half of Brits have fallen victim to cybercrime, but most haven't changed their online behaviour

One in five Brits are too embarrassed to report cyber crime, or even tell anyone

56% of adults in the UK have suffered from cybercrime, according to a recent survey by getsafeonline.org. But that doesn't seem to have changed their online behaviour, with nearly three quarters of them not having changed the way they use the internet.

The FBI's "Cyber Surf Island" game aims to promote internet safety amongst students

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The FBI is taking its lead from popular online games like World of Warcraft with a new online safety education program for school age children that's light on content, but heavy on scrolls and whacky, animated characters.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft join non-profit to promote internet's awesomeness [VIDEO]

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Can companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google fix the dangers of the internet through education, or do we need more legislation involved?