JT offers online safety advice at Digital ACE

JT offers online safety advice at Digital ACE

JT is attending Digital ACE on Saturday 10 February at Beau Sejour.  Hosted by Digital Greenhouse Guernsey, this event is supported by Guernsey’s leading tech and digital organisations coming together to provide guidance on online safety and security and showcase the many areas that digital touches our lives positively.  It is aimed at both parents and children alike as well as teachers and students.

The JT team will be located in the Empower Zone, where members of the JT team will be demonstrating ‘Haandle’, an innovative new product, exclusively available from JT in the Channel Islands which helps provide parents with in home control for the internet. Haandle allows parents to limit and control internet access by setting times and ‘rules’ on all their/their children’s devices across all mobile data and Wi-Fi networks both in and outside the home.  Representing a real step forward for parents in helping provide more reassurance and controls.

Practical advice will also be on offer at the JT stand with the team giving step-by-step guidance on how to configure devices such as iPads and handsets safely and there will also be an opportunity to enter the JT competition to win a Haandle device.

Tamara O’Brien, Deputy Managing Director of JT (Guernsey) said: “Our children are being brought up in a digital world where technology and the internet is at their fingertips, both in our schools and our homes. Digital ACE is a powerful and valuable event dedicated to ensuring that the children of the Bailiwick understand the immense creative power they have at their disposal but also to help them and their parents stay safe online. JT is proud to support this initiative for the third year running. If anyone has any questions about e-safety our JT team will be happy to help.”

If Islanders cannot attend Digital ACE, the team at JT’s High Street shop can help with information and advice on the latest range of technology and with practical advice, such as enabling Internet routers to block certain sites and making suggestions about the best parental controls available.

As a long-standing member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), JT is part of a global network of organisations aiming to create a safer internet to protect children online.

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For further information or to set up interviews please contact Hannah Reed at Direct Input, telephone 01534 735253 or email hannah@directinput.je

Digital ACE
Date: Saturday 10th February 2018
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Beau Sejour

The Internet Watch Foundation
IWF Members have access to a range of services designed to combat online child sexual abuse images and videos. These services help reduce the ability of criminals to exploit legitimate services and speed up the removal of child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world. The IWF and its Member organisations are committed to the shared vision of an internet free of child sexual abuse content. For information about the IWF please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

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