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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with digital literacy


01 May 2021

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as media access and use by young children aged 3-4.

It also includes findings on parents’ views about their children’s media use, and how they monitor and manage it. It is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of children’s media experiences in 2020/21 as a reference for industry, policymakers, academics and the general public.

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19 April 2021

These lesson plans aim to help secondary school students (11 to 18-year-olds) examine critically information they receive online through websites, social media, pictures and data and to develop skills and methods to help determine what is real.

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16 April 2021

Catherine grew up in a family that lived an alternative lifestyle. When social media became a big part of her life, she became a huge believer in anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.

 

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28 January 2021

A man making false and misleading statements about Covid-19 tried to remove a sick coronavirus patient from East Surrey Hospital, and is wanted by police.

It follows a trend of people filming supposedly "empty hospitals" and then posting them online and encouraging others to do the same, spread on social media platforms.

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21 December 2020

You're dreading the moment.

As your uncle passes the roast potatoes, he casually mentions that a coronavirus vaccine will be used to inject microchips into our bodies to track us.

Or maybe it's that point when a friend, after a couple of pints, starts talking about how Covid-19 "doesn't exist". Or when pudding is ruined as a long-lost cousin starts spinning lurid tales about QAnon and elite Satanists eating babies.

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