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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.

On Tuesday 5th February 2019 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 we would encourage you to read the recent editions of #Ditto below. These are free online-safety magazines giving advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online.

#Ditto    17 March 2019

#Ditto    16 January 2019

 

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