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Useful things for young people aged 14 and over

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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04 January 2017

A bleak film which tells the story of how teenager Kayleigh Haywood was groomed online by a stranger and then brutally raped and murdered has been released by police.

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26 October 2016

Cyberbullying impacts millions of kids around the world. It’s time to #RaiseOurVoices because our words have the power to help heal. Watch the film and learn how important it is to start a conversation with your child.

 

 

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.