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Simfin

online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • Once again thank you for your presentation... I have had some really positive feedback so far from staff. Your key messages have certainly given them something to reflect upon.

    Vice Principal Darlington

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19 October 2022

TikTok is raising its minimum age for livestreaming from 16 to 18 from next month.

A BBC News investigation found hundreds of accounts going live from Syrian refugee camps, with children begging for donations.

Some were receiving up to $1,000 (£900) an hour - but when they withdrew the cash, TikTok had taken up to 70%.

In future, only adults would be able to "send virtual gifts or access monetisation features", TikTok said.

 

It is unclear how TikTok will enforce these age restrictions, however.

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16 October 2022

Who is this for?
This guidance is aimed at professionals in education settings working with children and young people. It aims to help them better understand, recognise and respond to victim blaming language and behaviour within their settings when discussing or responding to the online experiences of children and young people.

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11 October 2022

One in three children lie about their age to access adult content on social media, according to research commissioned by the regulator, Ofcom.

Many social media sites, such as Instagram, do not permit under-13s to sign up, while accounts for under-18s have limited functionality.

But researchers found children were faking their ages to skirt the rules.

Ofcom says this increases the risk of children seeing content which may be inappropriate or harmful.

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10 October 2022

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) recently launched Act Early, a safeguarding resource to prevent radicalisation in the community. It includes three videos which tell the real-life stories of people whose lives have been touched by radicalisation and extremism.

LGfL has worked with the CTP Comms team to create resources that unlock the potential of these stories for schools and youth centres. Each story has session slides and guidance notes so they can be used by experienced practitioners as well as those who may feel uncomfortable with the issues raised.

For adults who work with secondary aged young people.

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30 September 2022

Bruce Willis is the first Hollywood actor to sell the rights to his likeness, which allows a “digital twin” of himself to be used by the U.S. company Deepcake.

 

Update: Bruce Willis denies selling rights to his faceBruce Willis denies selling rights to his face

 

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