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Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

05 February 2019

When she was 14, Megan Hinton was tricked into sending a naked photo of herself over social media and suffered abuse at school as a result.

She was trying to fit in at a new school, after being bullied at her previous one.

Read more and watch the video

01 February 2019

TikTok users get 15 seconds to record a video, or can string together multiple clips to make stories of up to 60 seconds.

It’s billed as a lip syncing platform, but the descriptor isn’t doing anyone any favors. It’s a mishmash of content, both good and bad, that does feature a lot of lip syncing.

 

 

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01 February 2019

How do we know what's real and what's fake?

 

Why did Kelsy have a tattoo of Harry on her face? Watch the video for her explanation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 January 2019

This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.

The report also includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or decide not – to monitor or limit use of different types of media.

Read the report.

 

 

Also, Here's the BBC's summary of findings which may be easier to read.

28 January 2019
28 January 2019

NSPCC's It's Not OK helps children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. The lesson plans, films and accompanying activities cover what behaviour to look out for and how to respond to it.

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