Child internet safety
The safety of children online is at the core of our business and we actively support and promote their wellbeing online.
We help by:
- Ensuring children do not post personal information (email, IM, telephone numbers or pictures with identifiable locations)
- Moderating and removing obscene material likely to affect children
- Educating parents, teachers and children’s brands about the existence of paedophiles and escalation of any issues to the correct authorities
- Actively monitoring children’s online spaces for potential grooming behaviour online
- Taking a proactive approach to cyberbullying of children
eModeration provides live moderation of virtual worlds, both invisible and in-game hosting, and offers consultancy in the development and safety of virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs).
Where possible, we use a combination of automated moderation filters and advanced human moderation techniques to intercept any inappropriate behaviour or age inappropriate content. We also guide young users so they can enjoy playing online in a healthy, safe environment.
All our moderators are vetted and police checked to work with children online and are thoroughly trained to report issues to the correct authorities or to our Child Safety Liaison Officer, Jennifer M. Puckett.
We also work closely with government bodies such as the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to support them. Our Chief Production Officer Wendy Christie is CEOP Ambassador. We also belong to the Internet Watch Foundation.
eModeration CEO Tamara Littleton worked with the British Government Government department UKCCIS to first produce and then to update (2011) the “Good practice guidance for the moderation of interactive services for children“, published in response to public concern about the safety of children using interactive communication services.
Child internet safety publications
Other publications by eModeration on internet safety topics and internet marketing aimed at children:
- Jennifer M Puckett (eModeration Child Safety Liaison Officer) talks about moderation and getting help with online problems on Safer Internet Day Radio2013 (Feb 2013)
- Teenagers and social media: eModeration at Figaro (April 2012)
- Five techniques for creating safer environments for children (May 2008)
- White paper: How to Moderate Teens and Tweens (June 2009)
- How to Encourage Participation and Player Loyalty in Virtual Worlds (March 2009)
- An introduction to using community and interactive advertising to engage tweens & teens (May 2009)
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any aspect of child internet safety.