Dedicated to promoting online safety, June presents an opportunity for youth and parents to become better digital citizens, and to protect themselves and others from potentially harmful online content and activities, including topics that some may prefer to not even acknowledge let alone address, writes Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsofts chief online safety officer, in a new post.

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Your children have become proto-adults, beginning to grow up. Like their friends, they spend a lot of time using smartphones, tablets and computers in a way you could only dream of.

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Any idea what IWSN stands for in Internet slang? Its a declarative statement: I want sex now. Acronyms are widely popular across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps, because, in some cases, they offer a shorthand for communication that is meant to be instant.

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Securly is raising funds for The app that alerts parents when kids are in trouble online on Kickstarter!Our emotion analysis engine finds and reports sentiments like bullying, grief and violence in web searches and social network posts.

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After all, how private could searches and page visits really be when everyone is using the same unsecured public Wi-Fi? In fact, it was designed for regular mobile users like you; not heavy-duty web geeks. With Freedome you get a VPN (virtual private network), plus anti-virus, anti-tracking, and anti-phishing services.

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Thirteen-year-old Puja Gupta was annoyed when her parents, both working professionals, asked her about the applications she uses frequently on her smartphone. She had heard stories about how her friend’s parents befriended him on a social networking site and then spied on his activities. What Puja’s parents might have been doing though, is trying to only monitor her involvement and activities on various applications.

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AVG wants legislators to devise a plan that stops data gathering firms from spying on children by placing limits on how much can be collected from portable devices.

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy eBook: Violet Blue:

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TalkTalk’s Dido Harding has ambitious plans for the internet provider and for children’s safety online

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