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Useful things for young people aged 11-14

08 February 2016
20 January 2016

Think before you share

 

There may be a starman waiting in the sky, but sadly it isn't in the celestial form of a new stellar arrangement marking David Bowie's passing.

 

You've probably seen the reports circulating in the wake of Bowie's death -- the man behind Ziggy Stardust, the original space oddity, and one of the most innovative recording artists of all time is now memorialised with a new constellation.

Use examples like this to show students that we should always check accuracy before sharing.

 

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02 November 2015

“Didn’t you audition for the musical? People told me you sounded like a dying pig.”

UPtv conducted a social experiment for its new anti-bullying PSA that questioned if anyone would actually stand up against bullying in an increasingly detached society.

With the help of three young actresses, the stage was set at a bus stop where one of the girls gets tormented by her two “schoolmates”.

Pedestrians who overheard the verbal attacks stood up for the teenager, while some invited the victim to get up and sit with them instead.

Watch the uplifting responses below and learn more about what you can do to put an end to bullying here.

16 October 2015

'Being bullied, getting spam or moving on from a relationship - there are many reasons to block people online.
Depending on the platform you're using, different things happen, but the general rule is that it stops that user from communicating with you.
But when you hit that block button on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WhatsApp, it doesn't necessarily mean you are totally hidden from them.'

BBC's Newsbeat has clear guidance on each of the more popular socoalmedia apps.

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