Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeFrom YouTube to Snapchat, most youngsters are now adept at using a range of social media sites.But a worrying new survey has warned that children as young as eight are giving their personal details to strangers online.The survey, by O2 , asked 2,000 children about their behaviour online, as well as the information displayed on their social media profiles.The results revealed almost a third (29%) of eight to 13 year olds have given personal details to strangers they’ve met online.An analysis of their social media profiles also revealed that almost a quarter display their email address, while 8% show their phone number.Hackers can steal your passwords based on the sound of your typing, experts warnMeanwhile, seemingly innocent details such as pet names (25%) and their school (24%) were also frequently displayed.Ann Pickering, Chief HR Officer and Chief of Staff at O2, said: “Apps and social media are a brilliant way of keeping in touch with friends and making you feel less alone, but it’s vital that parents understand and talk to their kids about the potential dangers too.”In terms of specific apps, the survey revealed that children were most likely to use YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram , Snapchat and Roblox.Worryingly, just 37% said they felt their parents understood YouTube, while just 10% said their parents understood Snapchat and Roblox.Based on the findings, O2 and the NSPCC have relaunched Net Aware a website where parents can find information about the apps, sites and games their children use the most.Laura Randall, Associate Head of Child Safety Online, NSPCC, said: “It is vital parents think of the online world in the same way as the real world.”They wouldn’t send their child on a school trip without checking where they are going and who they are going with.
Now, when people trot out stories about their cousin or friend of a friend who defended themselves, they make the case there should be little limitation on firearms ownership. That is equally a slippery slope. I believe the debate is more nuanced but everyone is lined up at opposite sides of the room..
I would argue that Private Equity and retail don always come away as the best combo, often leaving little breathing room for any dips or flat business. You can scale up retail like an app or a software business, and it seems to me that these private equity companies assumed they could bring their “know how” and somehow scale these businesses drastically. They put out reports with projected numbers out of their ass, the business can match these wildly optimistic goals and suffer.