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esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful things for young people aged 11-14

21 August 2017

Parental advice on contacting social media sites

It’s so easy for young people to share online, that sometimes they might post something and wish that they hadn’t.

If your child has posted something that they regret on to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, ooVoo or another site, you should advise them to delete it from their account as quickly as they can.

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15 July 2017

So you got naked online...


OK... so I guess if you have clicked on this and started to read, it’s likely that
you have done something online that you are now regretting. Or perhaps you are trying to help someone who has done something? And if that something involved nakedness or something sexual, then that may look more serious than other things you see happening online.

A resource by South West Grid for Learning

26 June 2017

This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on a world map. Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.

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02 June 2017

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, which is behind the campaign, said it’s seen an 89% increase in so-called “sextortion” cases among teenage boys over the last two years.

 

 

22 May 2017

Think about what you shared with your friends on Facebook today. Was it feelings of “stress” or “failure”, or perhaps “joy”, “love” or “excitement”? Each time we post on social media, we leave traces of our mood.

Our emotions are valuable commodities, and many companies are developing automated tools to recognise them in a process known as sentiment analysis.

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20 October 2016

Social media is a great way to share with friends and people all over the world. It can be a lot of fun and there are so many apps and tools to allow ourselves to be creative. We do need to be careful though, and aware there are many people, adults and children who also use social media and may want to harm or upset us.