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January 6, 2017

Principal Admits to Stealing Nude Photos From Students' Phones, Posting Them Online

A school principal in Kentucky has confessed to stealing nude photos from phones he confiscated from his students and posting them on child pornography websites. He claimed a pornography addiction and searched his students phones for nude photos. A 20-year-old woman learned that naked images she had taken for her boyfriend when she was 15 had been uploaded to a Russian pornography site, leading to his arrest on 63 state felony child porn charges. Photos were found of girls as young as 10-14 years old.

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January 6, 2017

The Internet Is 'Not Designed for Children'

The Children's Commissioner for England published a report highlighting how children are required to protect themselves online and pushing for improved education to keep children safe while online. The report recommends that children study "digital citizenship" to learn their rights and responsibilities online, and that social media companies should replace their existing Terms and Conditions with "impenetrable" language so that children can know what they are agreeing to.

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January 5, 2017

Why teaching children about cyber safety at eight is too late

A new digital trend report published last week by Zeeko revealed that almost nine out of 10 primary school children use mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets, or iPods, to access the internet. Some children are using the internet as early as the age of five.

This underlines the importance of monitoring of children's online activity while teaching them to protect themselves in the digital world.

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