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Simfin

online safety 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

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  • @simfin thanks for a great session tonight Simon! Lots to think about and some ideas we can implement almost immediately!

    Teacher North Tyneside School

 Tagged with online bullying


29 February 2016
For creators, reshooting a scene for the tiniest bloopers is one of the more annoying (and cost-consuming) aspects of filming. Today, YouTube wants to help fix that by letting you blur any part of the video before it makes it to the public Web.
 
The concept isn’t entirely new – in 2012, YouTube launched a face blurring tool to help anonymize people in videos. With today’s update, users can blur out any section of the video – be it unwanted license plates, visible phone numbers, wardrobe malfunctions, disturbing imagery, or the like.
 
02 November 2015

“Didn’t you audition for the musical? People told me you sounded like a dying pig.”

UPtv conducted a social experiment for its new anti-bullying PSA that questioned if anyone would actually stand up against bullying in an increasingly detached society.

With the help of three young actresses, the stage was set at a bus stop where one of the girls gets tormented by her two “schoolmates”.

Pedestrians who overheard the verbal attacks stood up for the teenager, while some invited the victim to get up and sit with them instead.

Watch the uplifting responses below and learn more about what you can do to put an end to bullying here.

05 October 2015

Nearly half of teenagers surveyed in new study stated cyberbullying is bigger problem than drug abuse and as many as one in five teenagers has been subjected to cyberbullying, a study has found.

Read the article here