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Young People News

27 April 2018

What is 'bait out'?
"Bait out" pages are online groups or pages that invite users to share nude images, videos or sexual gossip about others, according to Childnet .

Users are often only allowed access to the group or page once they have shared such content.

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10 April 2018

While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users' data - trying to mend its damaged reputation - attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal privacy.

Data harvesting is a multibillion dollar industry and the sobering truth is that you many never know just how much data companies hold about you, or how to delete it.

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02 October 2017

This draft document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions.

The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational setting to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance. The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people’s digital literacy skills and parental awareness.

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30 June 2017

Instagram is introducing two new tools to help keep Instagram a safe place for self-expression — a filter to block certain offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. These tools are the next step in their commitment to foster kind, inclusive communities on Instagram.

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20 June 2017

Nine-country study finds widespread use of social media for promoting lies, misinformation and propaganda by governments and individuals. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.

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