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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful things for young people aged 14 and over

05 February 2020

A clear explanation of how and why we are tracked online.

 

Hint: It’s why every site asks you to accept cookies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 January 2020

This article is important for all of us. It shows how UK media create fake news to nurture racism and extremism.

If you want to understand the Sussexes’ decision to step back from front-line royal duties, then the answers are contained in one remarkable legal document.

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24 October 2019

Timeline of the most visited websites on the Internet from 1996 to 2019. Worldwide statistics based on websites traffic measured by monthly visits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 October 2019

ctor/impressionist Jim Meskimen (Parks & Recreation, Whose Line?, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) recites "Pity the Poor Impressionist" poem in 20 celebrity voices, with the help of SHAM00K - deep fake.

Think about how this impacts on your understanding of real, fake and truth.

 

 

09 September 2019

There's a game out there for everyone. Some might prefer sporting games like FIFA and NBA. Others play adventure games such as Fortnite and Minecraft. Video games are arguably better than ever - because almost all of them allow you to play online with friends.

Chatting to other gamers can make it more fun too. It's likely that you'll chat to people that you've never met in real life. They might make you laugh, or give you great gaming tips. And it can feel like you know them well, especially if you voice chat with them through an app like Discord. But remember - it's easy for people to lie online, and some gamers might put pressure on you to do things you're not comfortable with.

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