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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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Back to work, thanks to the power of the Midlands' car industry

The growing car industry in the Midlands is helping people who have not had a job in years get back to work. Many are not used to the quality control standards now demanded by firms like Jaguar Land Rover.

One of its suppliers has set up an academy to drill the message home to jobhunters that working in a factory is not as easy at it looks.

Midland buildings to be transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots

A stock photo of a woman using Wi-Fi Credit: Paul Zinken/DPA/Press Association Images

138 buildings in Birmingham will be transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots.

The government has announced that people will soon be able to get online at the library, the Council House and at the Bullring open market.

It is part of a multi-million pound investment to transform the country's digital capacity.

20 public buildings will also be transformed in Derby, including the library, council house, and the Central Museum, along with a number of other places.

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