Safty tips for parents for online and digital media safety

Below are some petitions we are supporting, the more people we can get to sign them the more the media and government will start to take note.  

 

http://www.protectingourchildren.co.uk/vodafone_digital_parenting.pdf

Advice on what to look out for 

The negative portrayal and treatment of women in the UK press is not a parental guidance issue - as our Prime Minister David Cameron suggests - it is a sex discrimination issue.  



Read joint report instituted by: Eaves, End Violence Against Women Coalition, Equality Now and OBJECT in light of The Leveson Inquiry



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Parental controls

PC - Windows 7

Apple Mac

ipad

Smart phones 

Facebook

MySpace

Twitter

Google

ISP's 

PEGI labels are the computer gaming labels equivalent to the film ratings U, PG, 12, 15, 18 etc.  PEGI Focus their ratings on violence, bad language, fear, sexual, drugs, discrimination, gambling and online gameplay with other people. 

 

Tip – PEGI do not take into account the difficulty level or skill set required to play a game.  This can leave many parents exasperated having purchased a nice little game that has a rating of 3 years for their little one but found it has the difficulty level that only a 7 year old can master.  So do a little more research about the game before you buy don’t just take the PEGI rating, check out some reviews online first and see what age other children have been able to play it.

 

For more information, visit the PEGI website at www.pegi.info

 

BBC: Give fair coverage to women in sport

The Olympics showed that women are not only interested in sport, they are very good at it. Since the Olympics, the BBC has reverted back to type, giving women's sport a paltry occasional mention. This is not good enough. Petition the BBC to air more womens sports and help encourage young girls into sport by visible positive role models. 



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Department for Work and Pensions: We urge the UK Government to bring UK State pensions in line with Europe

Alternative Support for Victims of Cyber Bullying / Trolling

The Olympics showed that women are not only interested in sport, they are very good at it. Since the Olympics, the BBC has reverted back to type, giving women's sport a paltry occasional mention. This is not good enough. Petition the BBC to air more womens sports and help encourage young girls into sport by visible positive role models. 



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Cyber Bullying / Trolling is rapidly becoming a pandemic putting everyone at risk ( not just our teenagers).  The recent news stories have highlighted the need for more to be offered than "press a button to report abuse.". Below we outline an alternative proposal we ask your to support.. 



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UK Government: Make the Victimisation of Whistleblowers a crime

UK Government: Enforce the UK law which forbids FGM (Female Genital so-called 'Cutting')

Whistleblowers perform a public service, bringing to light the activities of wrongdoers, often at great risk to themselves, their health, and their future careers. We wish to address the public outcry at the treatment of whistleblowers in the UK.



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Some 24,000 or more girls and babies in the UK are at risk of FGM every year, but so far no full legal action has ever been taken against those who perform or procure this cruel abuse. 



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