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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful things for young people aged 11-14

22 November 2021

If you enjoy spending time online, it is important to be aware that there are some adults who use the internet to take advantage of young people and pressure them in to doing something sexual. A common situation is for a child or young person under 18 to receive a private message from an adult asking them to share nude pictures or videos of themselves. This is online sexual exploitation and it is not ok.

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21 October 2021

“Our society often only acknowledges first place, as if everyone else doesn’t matter. As if only first place exists, and second place is meaningless. But even though second place lost to first place, second place also beat third place. So everyone is actually a winner. That’s why I think a true winner is someone who is working hard at the things they want to do and attempting to reach a certain state on the inside. I feel like that kind of person is a winner,”

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20 September 2021

 

A practical resource for teachers to empower young people to:

Recognise examples of extremist behaviour and content online
Understand actions which could be identified as criminal activity
Explore techniques used for persuasion and build resilience through critical thinking
Access support from trusted individuals and organisations

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30 April 2021

The market for ownership rights to digital art, ephemera and media known as NFTs, is exploding. All NFTs, including the “Disaster Girl” meme Ms. Roth just sold, are stamped with a unique bit of digital code that marks their authenticity, and stored on the blockchain, a distributed ledger system that underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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