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Useful things for young people aged 14 and over

11 July 2016

A teenage girl from Glasgow has taken her own life after being subjected to sickening attacks of online bullying.

16-year-old Britney Mazzoncini took to social media to express her anguish in the days leading up to her death.

She was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning but could not be saved.

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29 June 2016

A year after her death, most people remember Amanda Todd from her YouTube video, holding up hand-written pages describing how one mistake in front of a webcam led to her torment by bullies at school and online. But beyond that viral video, the fifth estate reveals a more complex and disturbing story about what happened to the B.C. teenager driven to suicide in October 2012 – not just bullying, but the deliberate sexual extortion of a 15-year-old girl by online predators. the fifth estate host Mark Kelley goes deep into Amanda’s world, with never-before-seen videos and web chats from two personal laptops that her family shared with the fifth estate. With in-depth interviews from her mother, father and friends, Kelley reveals the untold story of The Sextortion of Amanda Todd.

 

 

08 June 2016

Netflix’s rise to being the world’s primary media streaming service was no fluke. It was based on a complex recipe of data manipulation and emotion that means the company knows what you want to watch even before you know yourself.

 
08 June 2016

There’s been quite a bit of chat about the app ooVoo on the helpline recently, particularly in relation to younger user’s safety. With that in mind, we thought the following information might be helpful.

Firstly a bit about the app: It’s a video chat and messaging app, which allows up to 12 people to connect for free. Think Skype or Facetime but with 12 people communicating at the same time. Designed for over 13’s, it promises users the highest quality video calls.

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