Ask.fm Safety Center Blog

Stay Safe Online: Safer Internet Day 2016 Learnings

What do a WWE Star, minions and ASKfm have in common? They all believe in the importance of a safer, more positive Internet. Earlier this month, the ASKfm team joined the aforementioned special guests, along with hundreds of students, educators, and leaders in social media and online safety at this year’s Safer Internet Day at Continue Reading…

A Practical Guide for Parents of Children using Social Media

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) recently published a Practical Guide for parents and carers of children using social Media. As a member of its working group, we’d like to share this great resource with parents and anyone who works with children using the Internet. Here’s a link to the guide, with practical tips Continue Reading…

Safer Internet Day 2016 is Almost Here!

The ASKfm Safety Team is making their way down to Universal Studios for the one-day event taking place tomorrow, February 9th. More than 350 teens, educators, policy makers, parents, Internet safety experts and executives from leading tech companies Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and others are all coming together uncover solutions for a better, safer Internet. Continue Reading…

A, Bae, C’s: Top Teen Terms Decoded

It seems like in addition to the never-ending influx of new technology and social networks being introduced, there are more and more ways to communicate on these platforms. Teenagers are largely driving communication trends – creating brand new slang words or using existing words in ways that their parents have never heard before. While monitoring Continue Reading…

YouGov study on Teen and Parent Perceptions on Social Media

We recently released Digital Families 2015: Evolving Attitudes Around Social Media and App Use, a new study about social network and mobile app use and perceptions among teens and their parents across the US, UK and Ireland. Conducted by YouGov, the results show how much digital and offline lives have merged and the need to continue educating teens and Continue Reading…

A Parent’s Guide to ASKfm

We hope you found our Internet Safety Month Q&As helpful last month. Remember – Internet safety is a year-round effort! Our Safety team is always working to bring you valuable and useful information on being smart and safe online. And on that note, we’ve partnered with ConnectSafely.org to bring you “A Parent’s Guide to ASKfm”. Continue Reading…

Internet Safety Month – Teen Dana Padilla on Her Road to Cyber Safety Ambassador

ASKfm is celebrating Internet Safety Month in June with a Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Today’s post comes from Dana Padilla, a 17-year old Cyber Safety Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club of America’s annual Cyber Safe Futures campaign, Continue Reading…

Internet Safety Month – A Law Enforcement View from Detective Rich Wistocki

ASKfm’s Internet Safety Month Q&A series has been offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online all month long. With twenty-six years in law enforcement under his belt, Detective Rich Wistocki gives his perspective on how parents, school faculty and law enforcement agencies can apply traditional Continue Reading…

Internet Safety Month – Exploring Internet Privacy and Security with Theresa Payton

ASKfm has spent the month of June celebrating Internet Safety Month with our Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Privacy and security are key to any discussions around Internet Safety. Here, leading authority on the subject, CEO of Fortalice Solutions LLC, and Continue Reading…

Internet Safety Month – Anne Collier Talks Teens and Online Safety

ASKfm is continuing to celebrate Internet Safety Month with our Q&A series offering different perspectives on some of the most-talked about issues relating to teens being smart and safe online. Today, ASKfm advisory board member and president of the nonprofit organization Net Family News Inc., Anne Collier, shares her thoughts on the relationship between real world Continue Reading…