Views from Thinkuknow on recent developments, news stories and trends relating to children and young people online.
Computer skills for the future
At CEOP we often hear from adults who feel concerned that young people may become involved in using the dark web, hacking or other types of ‘cybercrime’. This blog looks at how we can support young people who have an interest in coding and computing to learn positive skills in a safe environment for the future.
Snapchat’s latest feature: Snap Map
Snapchat have launched their newest feature, Snap Maps. This enables users to track others' location with a high level of accuracy. This blog post discusses the implications of this feature for young people and their safety.
A Numbers Game
Many social media platforms and apps give young people the option to like, love and share images and content; this online behaviour can often quantify popularity and approval amongst peers. This blog post explores the impact of ‘likes’ on young people and how we can support young people to navigate their online world.
Technology and media continue to develop and with 33% of 8-17 year old's surveyed saying they have live streamed. This blog post helps to address the question what opportunities and risks does live streaming offer, and should we be worried?
Digital Families Conference 2017
'Digital Resilience: Supporting Families, Empowering Young People' will explore new and emerging risks that can affect children and young people in the digital age, the latest research into what works, and effective responses for parents and carers.
New House of Lords report published: Growing up with the internet
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications have published 'Growing up with the internet', exploring the issues and opportunities children face growing up online.