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Useful things for young people aged 14 and over

13 September 2018

Sam Morgan, 17, explains how Instagram and Fortnite helped him become a personal shopper for some of football's biggest names, including Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Dele Alli.

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15 March 2018

The new interactive BBC iReporter game - aimed at youngsters aged 11 to 18 - gives you the chance to take on the role of a journalist in the BBC newsroom.

It is a "choose your own adventure" game, created by Aardman Animations, which challenges you to make your own decisions on which sources, political claims, social media comments and pictures should be trusted as you contribute to the day's news output.

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12 March 2018

Media Smart and First News have come together to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men, across the UK, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.

 

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24 January 2018

The UK's Revenge Porn Helpline has seen huge year-on-year increase in reported incidents since it was launched in 2015.

The hotline received just over 500 reports in 2015 and more than 2000 in 2017.

Once someone has a photo or video of you, it's very hard to control what happens to it.

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16 November 2017

It’s Anti-Bullying Week and the Duke of Cambridge has launched a nationwide action plan to tackle cyberbullying, supported by the UK’s largest media and technology firms including BT.

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04 September 2017

Melissa Zimdars is an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. When she saw her students referencing questionable sources, she created and shared a document with them of how to think about sources, as well as a list of misleading, satirical and fake sites.

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