Of the 1,004 teachers surveyed by Opinium for Internet Matters, two-thirds (67%) said tech is now more important than textbooks for learning while 96% think it is important children have access to a connected device.
The online child safety organisation is calling for parents to stay on top of their child’s internet activity as it launches a new campaign on issues young people might be facing, including cyberbullying, screentime, peer pressure, online grooming and viewing inappropriate content.
Matt Burton, headteacher and star of Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire series, who is part of the campaign said “we are concerned that parents may relax and think school is taking care of online safety now we’re back, but it needs a joint approach”.
Amazon took down 20,000 product reviews following an investigation by the Financial Times.
Justin Fryer, the number one Amazon reviewer in the UK, left a five-star rating once every four hours on average in August, according to the FT’s analysis. Many of these reviews were for products from random Chinese companies.
Scams like these typically start on social networks or messaging apps such as Telegram, where companies can meet potential reviewers. Once the connection is made, the reviewer chooses a free product, then waits a few days to write a five-star review. After the review is posted, they get a full refund, and, at times, an extra payment.
Alain Cocq, 57, has a medical condition that causes his arteries to stick together. He has used his condition to try to bring about changes to France’s right-to-die law, and announced he would live-stream his death on Facebook.
Facebook spokesperson Emily Cain said “While we respect his decision to draw attention to this complex and difficult issue, based on the guidance of experts, we have taken steps to keep Alain from broadcasting live, as we do not allow the depiction of suicide attempts.”
Cocq had written to French President Emmanuel Macron in July, asking to be allowed to “die with dignity,” using “active medical assistance,” but Macron said he could not grant Cocq’s request.
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