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ASKfm Produces Self-Declaration for European ICT Coalition for Children Online 2017

ASKfm is a member of the European ICT Coalition for Children Online. It is an industry self-regulatory initiative where 20 companies pledge to encourage safe and responsible use of online services and devices among children and young people, as well as to encourage empowerment of parents and carers to protect children and young people in Continue Reading …

ASKfm in Partnership with Diana Awards launches “Anti-Bullying Pro” Campaign and New Resources for Teens, Parents, Teachers and Police Officers 2017

ASKfm has a strong partnership with the Diana Awards (UK NGO), and within the framework of Anti-Bullying Pro Campaign new safety resources have been produced. These resources were tested and used in school assemblies in the UK and Ireland in 2016. One of the resources is a 45 minutes long interactive session, which focuses on raising awareness Continue Reading …

Tackling the Self-Messaging Issue 2017

Dr Richard Graham, a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist from the Tavistock Clinic in London, has been working with ASKfm to help teens who sometimes use online anonymity to send themselves anonymous messages. These messages can be unkind, hurtful and sometimes hateful and bullying. Several terms, such as ‘digital self-harm and ‘self-bullying’, have been used Continue Reading …

ASKfm and The Diana Award Announce the “ASKfm Hero” Competition Winner

ASKfm has partnered up with The Diana Award to put out the searchlight and find the new ASKfm Hero – a champion of positivity for online community of over 160 million users. In March 2017 the “ASKfm Hero” competition was launched. People from across the world submitted a one-minute long video, where they talk about what heroism Continue Reading …

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 …