Online Information

How to be an Effective Digital Leader in Schools

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This webinar will provide governors, headteachers, senior leaders and safeguarding and child protection leads with practical advice and guidance on how to develop and implement effective digital leadership.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom

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In developing contingency plans for the provision of remote education and blended learning during the Covid-19 crisis, schools can take advantage of the latest video communications technology, and use its special features and functions to enhance learning outcomes.

An Introduction to Online Information

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The digital revolution has transformed the way we use and relate to information. In this bite-size explainer video, presented by Myleene Klass, we'll give you a quick briefing on how understanding more about online information can help us to protect children on the internet.

Search Engines

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Fake News

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The term "fake news" has embedded itself in the public consciousness over recent years - but who knowingly puts inaccurate stories online, and why? This short video explains why fake news exists and how it can affect young people in particular.

Targeted Ads and Pop-ups

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It's an advertiser's dream: software that tells them exactly what kind of things we like to buy. Our bite-sized video explains why this type of cookie might be bad for more than just our waistline.

In-app Purchases

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It may be free to download, but that doesn't necessarily mean an app or game won't ever cost you money. Our short video will help to level up your knowledge of in-app purchasing.

Image Searching

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We often type information into a search engine to find a specific image... but did you know that you can search with an image to find information? Let our quick explainer video put you in the picture.

Misinformation and Disinformation

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What's the difference between misinformation and disinformation? If they're both misleading, why is one forgivable and the other deplorable? Watch our five-minute explainer video to help separate the facts from the fiction.

Online Hoaxes

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From horse-sized dogs to a revival of the TV show 'Friends' to Bill Gates giving away free cash, hoaxes have long been part of the fabric of the online world. Improving software and the advent of social media, however, have made them more convincing and able to spread more rapidly. Our (genuine!) explainer video brings you the facts in less than five minutes.

Social Bots

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Echo Chambers

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Simply having our own opinions reinforced can sometimes be more harmful than having them challenged, or considering opposing points of view. Our short video on echo chambers explains the dangers of this online phenomenon.

Online Propaganda

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Online propaganda, in many cases, can be indistinguishable from genuine, impartial news reports - putting young people at increasing risk of being influenced. Our bite-size explainer video quickly covers the essentials of this growing issue.

Gaslighting

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Gaslighting is a form of abuse, through which an individual is gradually convinced of something false by other people. Our illuminating video will quickly unpack this rapidly emerging online hazard, which credulous young people are particularly vulnerable to.

Information Operations

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The internet is a battleground of opinions - many of them genuine and heartfelt, but some placed there deliberately to make financial or political capital. Quickly find out what you need to know about the organised world of information operations in this short explainer video.

Digital Consent

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Many of the things we do online require giving our permission, or asking for that of others. What does this mean for young people, and why is it such a crucial concept for them to grasp? Our bite-size explainer video explores the issue of digital consent.

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