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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful things for young people aged 14 and over

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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19 August 2021

Social media users have shared an image of three women wearing burkas and walking in chains behind a man, claiming that it shows Afghanistan in 2021. The image has been digitally altered and no chains are visible in the original photograph, which was taken in 2003.

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15 July 2021

The cis-normative stranglehold on video games has started to weaken with the inclusion of gay, bisexual, intersex and asexual characters in key roles in the medium's biggest franchises. Here's 10 games that are allowing players to experience the diversity of the world as it is.

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08 July 2021

Harry Brignull, who coined the term back in 2010, said dark patterns have got worse.

“I’d hope by naming and shaming these companies and bringing it to light, it would somehow magically make it go away,” Brignull said. “I thought there would be less dark patterns 10 years later. In fact, now, there’s way more than ever before.”

He now runs DarkPatterns.org to crowdsource and call out submitted dark patterns.

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