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What Parents Need to Know About Zoom
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Zoom. In the space of a month, it’s become one of the most downloaded video conferencing apps in the world and has quickly gained millions of new users, including schools. But as with any video conferencing software or live streaming app, there can be a number of things to consider around security and privacy. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Zoom is all about.
Read on to get your free guide and to catch up on the latest online safety news.
Zoom is a great way to speak live-time to multiple people in different locations. It’s almost become the software of choice for schools, workplaces and in the home. But what’s its main features? What should parents be aware of? And how can you protect your child’s privacy? Find out with this guide.
Created by cyber security expert, Emma Davis, this guide explores the main features that have made Zoom so popular and the key themes that parents need to know about. As always, the guide will also provide several useful tips for parents and carers to consider around ensuring a safer experience for their children. Click the button below to access your free guide now.
Your Online Safety News
This week we’ve included news of WhatsApp’s attempts to fight fake news, popular video games promoting coronavirus safety advice and news of YouTube profiting off of fake Covid-19 news resources.
WhatsApp to impose new limit on forwarding to fight fake news
In a bid to tackle false Covid-19 news stories and slow the dissemination of fake news, WhatsApp is to impose a strict limit on message forwarding.
Pixel 4: Google addresses Face Unlock problem five months later
In response to reports that users could unlock their Google Pixel 4 phones even with their eyes closed, Google has updated the software in a bid to resolve the issue.
Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection
An EU watchdog has said that, with GDPR allowing for the processing of sensitive private data in the interest of public health, the EU should develop a single coronavirus app.
Coronavirus: Video games add 'stay at home' Covid-19 adverts
Some of the UK’s best selling video games, including Candy Crush Saga and Sniper Elite 4, are to begin displaying coronavirus safety advice.
YouTube profits from videos promoting unproven Covid-19 treatments
A new report has found that the popular video streaming service has been running ads on videos claiming to provide treatments for the virus.
Coronavirus: Twitter boss pledges $1bn for relief effort
The founder of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, has stated that he’s going to donate 28% of his wealth ($1 billion) to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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We believe all parents, carers, teachers and trusted adults should be empowered with the all the information needed to have informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with children. That's why, every Wednesday, we produce practical, easy to follow guides which focus on specific risks we think you need to be aware of.
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