Schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media's emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school, England's children's commissioner says.
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Don't wrap your device yet!
First things first - set it up. Don't wait until Christmas day. If you have games consoles, do yourself a favour and do the updates first. Plug it in and set them it on the home wifi before Christmas day. Often consoles do a huge update when first turned on and user accounts need to be created. On Christmas day you wont have time as the beers, wine will be ready to drink and the turkey will need attention.
When you set up any devices you will want to manage content (the stuff that you don't want the kids to see), spending, screen time and also see some degree of reporting of their activity.
The following information was accurate at the time of writing. (19 October 2017)
A purported social media challenge, labelled the ‘48 hour missing challenge’, has been reported on by some media, however the UK Safer Internet Centre is not currently aware of any evidence to directly link disappearances with an online challenge.
Are you a teacher of 8-16-year-olds? Ask your pupils to complete the appropriate survey. They could do it for homework or during break time. It only takes 10-15 minutes.
You can then access free teaching resources to use with your pupils AFTER they have completed the survey. This includes a resource that takes you through the correct answers to the test questions and a booklet with ideas of how to embed critical literacy within your classroom.
An image of an NFL player burning the American flag in a locker room has gone viral despite being completely fake.
The doctored photograph, which has been shared thousands of times on social media, shows Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett fervently burning the flag.
A leading adoption charity is urging the government to train foster carers to spot the signs of radicalisation among young asylum seekers from countries like Syria and Iraq who are living in their homes.