Everything About The TikTok App That Parents Should Know

What is TikTok? TikTok it’s a social media app that enables users to film short videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or comedy sketches. They can share these 60 second short videos with friends, family or the entire world. Currently, the app is available in 34 languages with 150 million active users. The innovative short-form video… Read More

Refuge Charity: Tech Abuse and Safety Resources

“Every year, over two million people experience domestic abuse. This includes 100,000 people who are at high risk of murder and serious harm: 95,000 of those are women. Perpetrators – partners and ex-partners are increasingly using technology to facilitate their abuse of the women.” What is Tech Abuse? Nowadays, technology gives perpetrators never-ending ways to… Read More

Cyber-bullying explained to parents in Hindi

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullies use the internet or a mobile phone to hurt, harass or embarrass someone. It’s receiving nasty, threatening or hurtful messages through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, WhatsApp and other social media It’s sending photos and videos of you to others without your permission to embarrass or hurt you It’s spreading rumours… Read More

Online Grooming explained to parents in Hindi

Grooming is a process used by offenders and predators to prepare vulnerable young people and children: sexual abuse criminal activity violent and nonviolent extremism It’s a process, not a one-off event or act It starts with befriending online via social media Groomers use social media that use messaging, images and video such as Facebook, WhatsApp,… Read More

What is Radicalisation and Extremism? In Hindi

What are radicalisation and extremism? Radicalisation and extremism is when someone: believes and supports extremist and violent views carries out acts of violence against others for political reasons. Someone can be influenced, groomed or pressured by extremists to carry out an act of violence against people, places or organisations Extremists find a vulnerable person and… Read More

Survey Results: Understanding Social Media And Internet Devices

Over the last year, we ran an Internet Safety campaign and survey for parents. We targetted women’s groups in hard to research communities and offered internet safety session on security, terminologies, social media, grooming, exploitation and radicalisation in order to help women build their knowledge and digital resilience. The survey was completely anonymous as we wanted to find out… Read More