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17 March 2014

'THREATS made to a teacher on Facebook have prompted a headmaster to send home a letter warning parents that they could face legal action for defamation.

Following abusive comments on the website, Tom Gittins, headteacher of Hartburn Primary in Stockton, has urged parents to consider carefully what they say on the internet.'


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03 March 2014

Even if you've never embarrassed yourself by unknowingly spreading an urban legend as fact to friends and family, you've at least been on the receiving end of one of these misinformed messages. Next time an email, tweet, or link seems a little fishy, here's how to spot it before your itchy trigger finger sends it to all your friends or followers.


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26 February 2014

Now in its fifth year running, Childnet is delighted to announce that our annual film competition is now open and we would like to invite all schools and youth organisations across the UK to enter our challenge. Positive and inspiring use of the internet remains at the heart of our Film Competition 2014 and we have two separate projects in place for primary and secondary aged children. This year the themes revisit the key messages from Safer Internet Day 2014. More