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Council of Europe recommendations to member states on child rights
The Council of Europe has just published a press release on Recommendations made to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment. They align closely to the rights and expectations more than 4000 young people have expressed in the recent Insight publication, "GDPR - young Europeans have their say"
Young Europeans "have their say" on GDPR in a scrap book
Through memes, posters, mind-maps and quotes, young Europeans share their thoughts on privacy, online rights & responsibilities, parents, selfies, drones... and on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement for 16-year olds* to get parental consent before their personal data can be processed! *Note: a few countries have legislated to lower this age to 13, 14 or 15.
16 May: Facebook released today its Preliminary Report on Community Standards Enforcement
The Report breaks down violations by category: graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity, terrorist propaganda (ISIS, al-Qaeda and affiliates), hate speech, spam and fake accounts. See also Larry Magid's interesting article on the report.
Information & digital literacy tutorials
The University of Sheffield offers interesting and very informative tutorials not only for students but for people of all ages on important literacy issues such as researching online, checking sources, mindmapping... at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/idlt/preentry
Children and technology, myths and perspectives
Two interesting, balanced news articles that appeared this week discuss the wellbeing of children growing up with social media, and analyse some of the media hype around Facebook's Messenger for Kids. Read what Dr Chris Ferguson, Fellow at the American Psychologists Association, and Anne Collier, Editor of NetFamilyNews, have to say.