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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with covid


03 July 2020

Members of the BBC's anti-disinformation team offer insider tips on how to verify photos and videos online - so that you can be sure that what you're seeing is reliable.

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08 June 2020

A paramedic has described how a patient with symptoms of a heart attack refused treatment after reading on Facebook that she would die if she went to hospital during the Covid-19 crisis.

The account was among hard-hitting testimony given by medics to MPs about the damage misinformation on social media is doing to frontline healthcare.

The doctors called for tougher action on Google, Twitter and Facebook.

All three firms told MPs they were working hard to tackle the problem.

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22 May 2020
29 April 2020

The Education Safeguarding Service have published a Template Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Remote Learning. During the current Covid-19 restrictions, many schools and settings are implementing remote learning, including live streaming, as well as other forms of online communication to provide formal education and to stay in touch with learners and/or parents carers. The AUP template will enable schools and settings to clearly state their online behaviour expectations for all involved.

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17 April 2020

'As these theories are amplified by celebrities such as Eamonn Holmes, Amanda Holden and Amir Khan, companies say workers are reporting new cases of abuse and harassment every day – despite the theories having been called out as false by scientists and governments across the globe.'

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