Safeguarding – Hoaxes and Fake News
'You may well have seen news and social media posts about ‘Blue Whale’, the posts urge you to share to protect young people from a viral suicide game.
The ‘Blue Whale’ story is a hoax, or fake news, something which is permeating almost every news area recently...'
This article is produced by Penny Patterson at Havering Education Services explores and explains how the online and paper media exploit parents' fears about the potential dangers of social media.
All parents and adults who work with young people should take a few minutes to read this.
Download the document here
here is a Buzzfeed investigative article on the subject.