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02 September 2016

Registration is now open for our exciting peer-to-peer education programme for primary and secondary schools!

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme aims to empower children and young people to champion digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.

This youth leadership programme offers pupils an exciting online community, structured training and ongoing support from Childnet’s expert team, helping make e-safety learning fun and effective and helping schools work towards an outstanding whole school community approach to e-safety.

More information here

23 August 2016

France and Germany are to pressure the EU to let them break one of the most central technologies of the internet.

The two countries plan to ask the European Commission to force technology companies to limit the encryption used to keep messages private.

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15 August 2016

Scotland Yard has created a new unit to police Facebook and Twitter by investigating offensive comments.

A team of volunteers will search out material they deem inappropriate on social networks and report it to the unit. The allegations will then be investigated and the culprits prosecuted, if caught.

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05 August 2016

Actor and campaigner Rashida Jones recently produced the documentary Hot Girls Wanted (2015) about the conveyor belt of the 'amateur' porn industry, and how much more easily young women can become involved in it since the internet savvy generation came of age.

The film had begun life as an exploration of the male consumption of pornography on college campuses. However, the makers of the documentary were drawn to the other side of the process, and began investigating why and how many young women become involved in sharing images and films of themselves on the internet.

Users on Reddit have been posting about their experiences from this perspective, specifically what its like to be recognised by strangers from the internet.

 

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