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Gambling, gaming and grooming. Isn't it about time that you ask your
children about the dangers of the Too much, too young and too worried
about what their parents will say when they tell them about it. This
week, Click takes a look at what bothers children online.
London gets its chance to join the maker movement as we explore what
geeks can do with a bit of time on their hands.
And we will meet the man who believes his video games are worth
every penny. How many pennies is after you. -- is up to you. Also,
the most memorable day of your life from every conceivable angle.
Welcome to click . Ask any parent and they will be fixated on
shielding their children from the Congress of the Internet. Just as
much as children are focused on immersing themselves online. We
assume that children do not have the first clue on what is safe online.
But do they? We have been looking at some groundbreaking research that is
asking the kids would bothers them online.
If the Internet were a babysitter, you would not let it anywhere near
your house, let alone your kids. And yet we parked our children online
where they can end up enduring pop up pornography and violence.
Recently, headlines have been dominated by the availability of
images of child abuse. Feeding the fantasies of those who have gone on
to commit acts of abuse. We have got to get the volume of the images
down. We have got to get the number of people accessing them down. We
will never do it through conventional police methods. We need
better measures. Project on by the government, British Internet service
providers plan to block images of abuse. Some cite Google are donating
cash to organisations and developers tackling illegal content. These are
real, concrete measures. The emphasis on images of child abuse,
stranger danger, is obscuring other child online safety issues.
Researchers at the London School of Economics hit on the idea of asking
kids themselves what bothered them online. The survey 9-16 -year-olds
across 25 European countries. the things we asked was to tell us
in their own words what upset report that about what they saw the
Internet. Pornography was absolutely the number one concern. Quite
closely followed by violent content. The research does make difficult
reading. Children's innocent playtime intruded by very adult
content. But the news is not all bad. Childnet, which gives training
in online safety, sent me off to Willingdon Boys School. I sat in on
an IT course. The kids here have had a lot of help in how to negotiate
difficulties on the net. They know what they like and what to do when
they find something they do not. There are teacher is careful to
point out that they are never far away from something that they
perhaps do not want to see. They understand that terminology of just
two clicks away from seeing something unsuitable. That could be
anything. It could be nudity, a website that is to alter them. There
is gambling, dating websites. There should not be exposed to them.
are some technical fixes. In the end, however, it is really hard to
rein in a curious mind. Sometimes they are looking for something a bit
edgy, a bit experimental. And they find more than they bargained for.
Even if teenagers are looking for something, it does not mean they are
ready for what they find. To who should kids turn? Parents, friends?
I just close the window and tell my parents. If it is something like a
rude message that comes up to me in my e-mail, I just talk to them.
does not really affect me mentally. We just ignore it and do not think
about it. My mum and dad are getting stricter and stricter. Sometimes
when I want to go on Facebook, it says that the pages blocked. I tend
to just ignore it. We teach them to tell a trusted adult. That could be
myself as a teacher, it could be another teacher. It could be a
parent or a friend. Whoever their trust. Some people do not want to
speak to their mother or father about it, because it is
embarrassing. They want to speak to someone who will understand and not
whether top instantly. If they feel that the parent is going to
overreact, they will protect their privacy. They want to protect their
communication space. But they want somebody. Most say they would like
to be a parent or sibling. Anything that parents can do to make it a
non- judgemental conversation is going to be a benefit. Challenging
content bothers younger children, inappropriate contact upsets older
kids. But the value in the research is that underlining parents will be
hard to ban things online, but people can talk about it.
Now it is over to you. We would like to hear from parents and children
alike. What concerns you more? Content or contact? You can e-mail
us. Next up, this week's tech news. Yuan has launched its own national
e-mail service. Requiring each adult citizen with a postcode to sign up.
Many users are worried that the service will give the government
easy access to the data and increase its stranglehold on the Internet. In
won has attempted to block international e-mail providers and
other digital services in the past. It imposes one of the world 's most
strict international filters. The co-founder of Pirate Bay is planning
a totally secure a rival to a message. Hemlis, which means a
secret in Swedish, will use encrypted messaging. He says he is
making it in response to the government spying on user data.
However, Apple and WhatsApp say that users are already fully encrypted.
The investment target has been met through crowd funding in just two
days. An application has been provided that can alert patients to
infection before it becomes a problem. The nappies change colour
when they become soiled. Once scanned, they can provide data that
can whatever you're an infection is looming. The couple behind the
invention are attempting to raise $20-$50000.
The Duke of York is the first member of the Royal family to have a
Twitter account. It has been verified. A long-time embrace of
technology, according to a spokesperson, the prince hopes it
will let people know what he is doing.
A lot has been made recently of the new videogame consoles. And the big
budget titles that are set to push the graphics to the limit. These
games could cost upwards of �20 million to develop. It is no
surprise the players are sometimes charged �40 for a copy. But not all
games need to cost a fortune to make. Small, independent stooges can
sometimes come up with innovative new games at a fraction of the cost.
The question is, how much would you pay?
Flashback ten years and you could be forgiven for thinking that
Blockbuster gaming was the future. But with the rise of the smartphone,
everyone has now got an indie games console in their pocket. As a
result, the indie games market has exploded. It's like Minecraft are
challenging the big boys. Maybe there could be something to this
business after all. One company that is flying the flag in the games
developers everywhere is Humble Indie Bundle. They let you pick your
price for collections of indie games. You have got to put in at
least a penny, but if you pay more than average you get extra perks to
an end. -- thrown in. You can also choose how your money is to be
dubbed. -- divvied up. In contrast to the studios, almost all the games
have no copy protection. They are a DRM-free. With over $30 million in
sales so far, it is looking like a what you want could possibly be onto
something. I caught up with the guys behind it. One of the things that
always strikes me with these pay what you want ideas, something that
red had tried a furious ago, a lot of people are going to pay the
minimum. Do you find that? One of the big distinctions of what we do
is that we have a minimum. It changes the consumer's press pack.
The first decision is, am I willing to pay or not? If they are, they are
trying to encourage to feel good about what they are paying. The
charity is an intrinsic part of that. As a human being, you will see
what other people are paying and are influenced like that. ' or are
provided without digital protection. Why did you decide to do that?
mentality was that if you are not willing to pay a penny for the game,
you're not willing to pay the game. I was pretty excited about playing
in the soft title. I did not have my account. As a paying customer, I was
not able to play the game. That is the crux of what we were trying to
avoid. When you started including the big titles, the older titles, I
am sure the houses that developed those really reacted against any
kind of copy protection. That was a bit of a fight. It was the first
time we had anything with DRM. into resting for the retailers.
You're asking people what they think it is worth. I can best always
surprises us with their generosity. -- are a fan base. Good luck with
it. Continue being humble. If you make something into resting
and unconventional, chances are it will be shown. And so-called maker
affairs have been popping up around the world to give people a chance to
sell us their stock. We have been to the first minute to make a fairer.
Maker Faire is more than a group of people showing off home-grown
technology, it has become an international technology. Seven
years after its inception in San Francisco, where else, it is time
for London to hold this quirky take on a county fair. London's many
Maker Faire is less of an exhibition and more offered international
experience. For example, I cannot get in before I make my own name
badge. I'd better get to work. Not exactly cutting edge but the great
illustration of the ethos behind the culture. It is and more about
attitude. Also, I willingness to give it a try. 1000 attendees of all
ages and pocket size, the business is booming. I asked one man to
explain the appeal. As consumers, we buy products that people have solved
all the problems for. Sometimes it does not do everything you want. If
online. There are amazing online communities for this stuff. There is
a definite correlation between making things and making noise. From
renovated kids toys rigged up to make what can only be described as
contemporary music to the vegetable synthesiser. This uses something
called a Makey Makey device, crocodile clips at each end, but one
end to the board and the other end to anything even slightly
conductive. It uses a programming language Scratch to make the noises.
If you don't like vegetables? Try a banana. This is where the seemingly
frivolous becomes relevant. The technology becomes the basis for a
customised experience. The perfect example of this is the 3D printing
revolution. It is tailor made. This 3-D printer is hooked up to
Minecraft, the popular game. With the help of an Esker, we're going to
build something. -- an expert. We take the BBC local and print it out
from Minecraft world into the real world. Alyssa is quite a bit better
at Minecraft than I am. Once the design is built, pressing a button
inside the world sends it to the printer. Six or seven minutes later,
the finished version. Downstairs sees the rise of the machines
courtesy of the RepRap community. They use the 3-D printers to make
other 3D printing is. Those lime green bits have been printed. They
also make other things. Today marks her second attempt to 3D printing
bust of computer legend Alan Turing by the end of the day. We have had
one attempt. We are doing a lot better today. The fact is, they can
print whatever they want down here. But enough printers material, the
culture fits making something to your requirements. The potential to
make custom things. Everything can be one. No one needs to have
something that is the same. It is amazing for applications like
medicine. No two people are the same. If you need to hip
replacement, your clipboard be the same as someone else's. With 3D
printing is, you can get a custom hip. If you fancy organising your
own Maker Faire, you can -- organising your own Maker Faire, you
can get in touch. I wanted to make sure that we had a Maker Faire here.
I did not know how to start. I e-mailed a few people that might be
interested. It is learning something new. I never used to be able to do
electronics or engineering or anything like that. My skill set
comes from a creative perspective. lot of the trends on display here
are home-made. You can see the innovation and are behaviour around
it when you look past the DIY. We are capable of shaping our own
future. If she can make it they are, she can make it anywhere. Onto web
Skip know. If you have ever been married, if you still are, you will
know that your wedding day is the most photographed the off your life.
If you can't afford the often expensive wedding photographer, what
some of my friends have done in the past is to make an album out of the
best snaps that their guests have taken. The problem is getting hold
of all those photos from all those different people can be just like
herding cats. Kate Russell has an application for that. Not herding
cats, collecting wedding pictures! Brides always look beautiful, but
often it is the informal photos that capture the really precious moments.
At the back pics .com, you can make your own private space to invite
wedding guests to share all their photos from the day so that you can
make sure you save the very best of them to create the perfect album to
share. -- at Wedpics.com. Guests with an iPhone or Android handset
can download the application and get access to a real-time sharing are
commentating network during the special day. Not ideal for everyone
to be tapping away on their phones throughout the ceremony but a great
way to make sure you can share in any chitchat at the woods. Those
that the smart phone can upload their photos and view the album
through your browser. You can download and print invitation cards
and posters with instructions free of charge. But some high-quality
options available if you want to pay. -- printed options. For a
totally different perspective on life, Google Earth is hard to match.
Plan of attack .com have been experimenting with ways to play with
this amazing 3-D model of the four years and have a stunning collection
of toys to shore for their efforts. -- Planetinaction.com. From mapping
the tides in the oceans, what this company does mapping together other
people 's immense collections of data is truly mind blowing and
really quite beautiful. -- from crossing the mountains. I found the
shipping sim little sketchy to control and instructions are scant
to say the least but this application to visualise the tidal
flows around the world using data collected by NASA's perpetual ocean
study last year is fascinating and beautiful in equal measure. A free
Android app, don't touch, takes a novel approach to security by making
a large alarm noise when the handset is disturbed. -- Don't Touch My
Droid! It has a set of abrasive alarms which are set off if your
phone is disturbed by anyone. As well as being a great security
feature, you can use this application to keep your friends in
check on a fun night out. You know the type, you leave your phone on
the table, go to the bathroom and come back and find they have text is
your boss or set your interface language to Japanese. You can also
use it for extra security in old Eldon by propping your up against
the door at night or placed under your phone at dinner, it could let
you someone is trying to steal it. It easy to deactivate at it is an
instant deterrent is someone who was not expecting your phone to start
shouting at them. It could just do the trick. YouSendIt Is changing its
name to Hightail to reflect a move away from a simple file transfer
service to more complete client operating with signature features
for some customers. It has 43 million users and has been announces
2004. For the time being, you can still find it at YouSendIt .com. And
another intriguing automation for your Android was released this week.
Snap cat is an add-on to the IM app we looked at a few weeks ago. It is
a dancing. On your screen to encourage cats to tap it and take a
self photograph. I don't know of my cats are camera shy or just a bit
dim but I did not have much joy getting them to play. Maybe he is
just getting ready for his close-up. Thank you, Kate. Kate Russell's web
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This week Click looks at online safety as seen through the eyes of kids, to find out just how aware children are of the dangers of the web.
London gets its chance to join the maker movement and Click explores what geeks can do with a bit of time on their hands.