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Top tips for keeping kids safe online

Top tips for keeping kids safe online Credit: Press Association
  • Discuss and agree parameters before your child joins a social networking site. Check the minimum age requirements.

  • Consider whether a trusted adult should be added as a 'friend' and ensure your child has a 'private' profile.

  • Talk about the potential dangers of sharing personal data.

  • Remind your child that the same rules about bullying and stranger danger apply online as they do in public places and at school.

  • Ensure your child knows how to report and block people online.

  • Tell them they can talk to you about anything that upsets or worries them online - you're on their side.

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Jaguar Land Rover tests new bike safety technology.

A new device to warn motorists that a cyclist is approaching is being worked on by a team of researchers from Coventry based Jaguar Land Rover.

Driver and cyclist test new bike safety equipment. Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

If a bicycle or motorbike is coming up the road behind the car, Bike Sense detects if it is overtaking or coming past the vehicle on the inside.

The top of the car seat will extend to 'tap' the driver on the left or right shoulder and ring a bell inside the car .

Almost 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in the UK every year.

"Bike Sense" technology to help cyclists Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

"Bike Sense takes us beyond the current technologies of hazard indicators and icons in wing mirrors.

If you see the dashboard glowing red in your peripheral vision, you will be drawn to it and know straight away that another road user is approaching that part of your vehicle."

– Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover
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