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Useful things for young people aged 11-14

12 May 2014

If you think your messages to your Facebook friends are private, think again. The social network announced that it has plans to look at your personal conversations as a way to make more profits from targeted advertising.

 

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08 May 2014

New resource and classroom activity for secondary/high school students. The activity looks at a personal profile and students are required to identify positive and negative features and content.

See the resource here.

22 April 2014

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

by Justin Boyle

If you've scratched your head over suggestions to manage your "digital footprint," you aren't the only one.

A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. Read more here

11 March 2014

Lyndsey Scott is a New York City model working for Prada, Gucci and Victoria's Secret. She's also an iOS programmer with two apps she created available in the Apple store.

The self-described "geek model" started programming in middle school and does not see any contradiction between her careers in fashion and the tech world.

 

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10 March 2014

 'Google Street View is brilliant. It finds us when we're lost, it shows us where we are, it reveals places we'll never get to visit, and so on and so forth. But you know what's even more amazing? The crazy neural network that Street View is built on..'

Sinister or helpful?

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