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Young People News

22 May 2017

It’s 10 years since Charlie bit his brother Harry’s finger, catapulting them to YouTube fame.

Understandably, they have changed quite a lot since they found notoriety in one of the earliest internet viral videos.

So where are they now?

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18 May 2017

People keep asking the NCSC if it's OK for them to use password managers (sometimes called password vaults). If so, which ones? Who should use them - private citizens, small businesses, massive enterprises? And how should people use them? Is it safe to put all your crucial passwords into a password manager, and forget trying to remember any at all?

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12 May 2017

This page, by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, contains information for Schools, Colleges and Professionals across the wider Children's workforce.

The page will see regular updates to reflect new and recommended resources for colleagues across Schools and the Children's workforce so be sure to visit regularly.

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16 January 2017

This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet. As part of this we are running a national youth photography campaign exploring the power of images in digital youth culture.

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15 December 2016

Keeping Instagram Safe
Instagram, like many social media platforms, isn't immune to ill-intentioned trolling, hate messages, occasional spam comments or worse: full-scale cyber bullying.
"Since the beginning of Instagram, we have focused on making it a welcoming place for everyone," wrote Kevin Systrom, Instagram's chief executive, in a blog post announcing the updates.
Previously, users were limited to deleting comments only after they were made, but Instagram recently appended this and implemented a comment filtration system that automatically sandblasted comments containing certain keywords that users preferred not to see on their comments section.
Since majority of in-app conversations occur on the comments section of each Instagram post, it's only logical for Instagram to fine-tune its control options further.
Instagram has now introduced a feature that turns off comments altogether, slated to roll out "in a few weeks."

 

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