Our Views

Views from Thinkuknow on recent developments, news stories and trends relating to children and young people online.

5 July 2018

Digital Families 2018: Responding to the risks of live streaming

Marie Smith, Head of Education at CEOP (National Crime Agency) will be speaking at Digital Families 2018 on how to support young people to stay safer on popular live streaming platforms.

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23 February 2018

What is the Dark Web and why do people use it?

The internet has changed in many ways since it first became publicly accessible in the 1990s, and one of the most controversial developments is the growth of the so-called “Dark Web.”

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10 August 2017

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.

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10 July 2017

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.

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15 May 2017

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.

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28 April 2017

Live Streaming

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?

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