ONLINE SAFETY NEWS – SAFER INTERNET DAY – Tuesday 5th February 2019
As you will no doubt have seen in the news over recent days, the concerns over the social media and its impact on the mental health and safety of our young people seem (at last) to being taken seriously by the companies and government.
This Tuesday we marked Safer Internet Day with a thought-provoking presentation about “big data” delivered by tutors. Students were encouraged to reflect on their usage of digital devices and the consequences of submitting information to organisations both willingly and inadvertently. They were quizzed on how large multinationals gather and use data for targeted marketing and what implications this could have on privacy.
Parents and carers often feel that they are behind children in their knowledge of social media so I would encourage you to read the attached edition of #Ditto. This is a free online-safety magazine giving advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online.
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