Orange today launched a new online resource to help tackle the misuse of technology, including advice for children and parents on dealing with cyber bullying and email fraud.
Over recent years mobile phones and broadband have made life much easier, especially for families and people on the go. But there is concern about the misuse of these technologies, such as the new and growing problem of cyber bullying.
The new section on Orange’s website responds to issues like these and brings together all the advice the company has previously offered on the responsible use of communication technologies as well as information on diverse subjects such as SPAM, unwanted e-mails and texts, and how to reduce the risk of mobile street theft.
Topics including social networking sites and ‘phishing’ have been introduced to take account of the greater complexity and capability of mobile phones and their growing uses.
Each section on Orange’s website at http://www.orange.co.uk/communicate/safety/ describes an issue, offers clear and practical advice and also provides links to other authoritative sources of information.
Trish Church, Community & Abuse Operations Manager, said, “Technology provides great opportunities and offers real value but the sad fact is some will find ways of misusing it. Orange’s new online resource provides advice on ways to stay safe and offers useful and practical information to everyone, especially families. The website will help parents understand how their children are using technology and help them to ensure they are using it safely. It also provides top tips to children about the things they shouldn’t do on the internet.”
Orange’s website is designed to be used entering familiar search terms but can be navigated conventionally or via a ‘tag cloud’ that also shows, via the prominence given to the various headings, which areas are currently most heavily used.
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