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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.

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26 January 2019

A study from researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide found that access to as few as eight of our contacts is enough to enable predictive or machine learning technologies to achieve up to 95% accuracy in guessing what a person will post.

From an abstract of the study, titled “Information flow reveals prediction limits in online social activity” and published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour on Monday:

Information is so strongly embedded in a social network that, in principle, one can profile an individual from their available social ties even when the individual forgoes the platform completely.

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14 December 2018

What is the legal position when it comes to videos and photographs of school events? Are schools able to impose a blanket ban?

And if you ignore the school’s policy, what legal action can they take against you? Can you also ask a picture posted on social media featuring your child to be taken down?

Here’s guidance, from a solicitor at DAS Law.

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In more simple terms; You don't have the right to share images of other people's children and you should be mindful  there will be children who will be at risk of harm if their image is shared online.

 

More on this subject can be found here 

11 December 2018

We all want to do the right thing online. Here’s how.

Sexual images or videos of under 18s are illegal. It doesn’t matter how old the person looks, this is the law. No ifs, no buts.

You can be prosecuted for taking, making, sharing and possessing sexual images of under 18s, even if you thought that they looked older.

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03 December 2018

An academy has apologised to parents and pupils after a 16-year-old logged into a school laptop and downloaded pupils' personal data and shared it.

The boy, who attends Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, obtained the details of Year 11 pupils after using a teacher's laptop.

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