Image of Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline

Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline

31 August 2018

In this blog, Kat Tremlett – Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, looks at some of the key questions posed by teachers about how to manage the growing role of social media.

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Social Media and the Age of Consent

07 June 2018

We’ve all seen a lot of emails recently seeking our ‘consent’, here UKSIC Director David Wright looks at what it means for young people and their use of social media.

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YouTube unveils new measures to tackle abuse of platform

05 December 2017

Social Media giant YouTube has unveiled its plans to clamp down on abuse of its platform.

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Over 1 in 10 young people have ‘gone live’

21 August 2017

Our new youth research finds Facebook Live, Instagram Live and YouTube Live are the most popular livestreaming services among 8-17 year olds.

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Reporting concerns to Facebook

22 May 2017

Our advice for anyone concerned about how to report content on Facebook and where to go for other advice and support.

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Thriving or surviving - Technology's role in mental wellbeing

10 May 2017

This Mental Health Awareness Week , we look at how supportive online communities can empower young people to tackle mental illness and promote wellbeing.

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How to spot advertising on Instagram

05 May 2017

Following the news that celebrities in the USA have been warned over their sponsored content we look at how you can spot advertising and why critical thinking skills are important online.

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Net Aware update from the NSPCC

28 April 2017

The NSPCC have just launched a refreshed Net Aware site.

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New Instagram tool helps users to look out for their friends

27 October 2016

Instagram have released a new tool which allows users to report when they’re concerned by something a friend has posted on the site.

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Reporting impersonation on social media

18 October 2016

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about reporting fake profiles on social media sites.