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Simfin

esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

What people say about simfin

  • Could I just say on behalf of myself and my head teacher a huge thank you for delivering the e-safety training on Wednesday night.

    One staff member sent me an email to say: "Can I just say how much I enjoyed the training, I thought it was so engaging and relevant. That's the first time I've come out of an e safety training and actually felt directly effected."

    I feel the training was definitely relevant.

    Primary teacher Hartlepool

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19 July 2017

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.
The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to score popular apps on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.
Instagram said keeping the platform a safe and supportive place for young people was a top priority.

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30 June 2017

Instagram is introducing two new tools to help keep Instagram a safe place for self-expression — a filter to block certain offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. These tools are the next step in their commitment to foster kind, inclusive communities on Instagram.

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22 June 2017

Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat.

When I work with young people I help them make informed choices about whether there are more risks than benefits of having 'location' active on their devices.

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20 June 2017

Nine-country study finds widespread use of social media for promoting lies, misinformation and propaganda by governments and individuals. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.

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15 June 2017

We are beginning to lose our way in terms of how we bring up our children,” says Sandra Leaton Gray, a former teacher and author of a controversial report which suggests that the pendulum may be swinging towards too much regulation and intervention in young people’s online activity.

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