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Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

06 February 2021

This is the story of Mary & Jason
Mary and her grandson Jason live far apart and have never really known each other.
Follow their journey and see how an Xbox helped bridge the divide and enabled them to connect and learn about each other through gaming.

 

05 February 2021

Life Online for Vulnerable Young People
This report provides insight into 6,500+ UK children with some form of vulnerability, how the online world has become their lifeline. Some are to up to seven times more likely to meet particular dangers over the internet than their non-vulnerable peers.

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29 January 2021

Can you find the fake online?
Select an age-appropriate quiz to play as a family (parents versus children) to learn and test your knowledge on what fake news, disinformation and misinformation is and how to stop it from spreading.

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28 January 2021

A man making false and misleading statements about Covid-19 tried to remove a sick coronavirus patient from East Surrey Hospital, and is wanted by police.

It follows a trend of people filming supposedly "empty hospitals" and then posting them online and encouraging others to do the same, spread on social media platforms.

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27 January 2021

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.

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