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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

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16 October 2020

Online activity.

A troll is an inauthentic social media account. Often created to spread misinformation and distrust, trolls have been deployed on every major social media platform. This quiz tests users’ ability to identify which accounts are genuine and which are professional trolls. Along the way, advice is provided for what to look for and how to be a better consumer and producer of social media.

All of the accounts and posts used in this quiz, both the genuine accounts and the trolls, have been taken directly from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Nothing has been changed.

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19 July 2020

Reports of online scares or challenges encouraging harmful or suicidal behaviours can be alarming and confusing. Here the CEOP Education team look at how you can speak to your child about scares and challenges, and how to respond if they have seen one.

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13 July 2020

This report draws from young people, some with vulnerabilities, in schools across the UKand their thoughts and experiences of sharing self-generated explicit images, videos or live streams, and also the risks associated with doing so.

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