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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

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26 February 2019

It's disappointing to see people and organisations who should know better, sharing alarmist misinformation about Momo - again. I thought we'd dealt with this last time it appeared in our timelines on socialmedia.

 

However, if you believe a child is vulnerable, could easily be pursuaded by strangers to take their own life, and does not receive ongoing guidance and support from a parent or carer, then seek professional help for that child immediately.

 

The following article provides a clear overview of the Momo issue.

 

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...And a flyer for parents by National Online Safety is  here

 

11 February 2019

How do young people understand and practice consent online? This report reveals just how integral sharing and viewing online content is to young people’s lives, and how vital it is that we all understand the needs that young people have in navigating how to ask, give and receive permission online.

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01 February 2019

TikTok users get 15 seconds to record a video, or can string together multiple clips to make stories of up to 60 seconds.

It’s billed as a lip syncing platform, but the descriptor isn’t doing anyone any favors. It’s a mishmash of content, both good and bad, that does feature a lot of lip syncing.

 

 

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01 February 2019

How do we know what's real and what's fake?

 

Why did Kelsy have a tattoo of Harry on her face? Watch the video for her explanation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 January 2019

This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.

The report also includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or decide not – to monitor or limit use of different types of media.

Read the report.

 

 

Also, Here's the BBC's summary of findings which may be easier to read.