NSPCC have partnered with Lego to bring new online safety resource ‘Build & Talk’.
- The NSPCC have partnered with Lego and will soon be promoting its online safety resource named Build & Talk.
- It is a series of fun activities to help parents and carers talk with their children about online safety through the simple and creative joy of playing with Lego.
- Topics covered include cyber-bullying, screen time, false or misleading information, digital footprints, online security, privacy and safe sharing.
- This will help them begin to navigate the online world and give them the skills they need to help spot dangers and keep themselves safe while spending time online.
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Covid has left a third of young people feeling life is out of control
- More than a third of young people feel their life is spiralling out of control, according to findings released to the Guardian by the Princes Trust.
- The study also found that more than 60% of 16-25-year-olds said they were scared about their generation’s future, having lived through a pandemic, only to face a cost-of-living crisis.
- One in three think their job prospects will never recover from the pandemic.
- The research is part of a campaign the charity is launching this week to raise awareness of the longer-term impact of the pandemic on the younger generation.
- For more on this story please visit the Guardian’s website.
Roblox removes ‘Meat Grinder’ Ukraine v Russia game
- The world’s biggest gaming platform for children, Roblox, has removed two games that allowed players to fight and kill each other as Russians or Ukrainians.
- One of them, called War on Larkiv: Ukraine, was showcased to users in the Roblox discovery section. It clocked up 90,000 plays in less than two weeks.
- It had also gained an audience on TikTok, with 4.7 million views of videos related to the title.
- Another game called Battle for Ukraine, had been on the Roblox website for months.
- Roblox said that both games violated its community standards and removed them within four hours of being contacted by the BBC.
- For more on this story please visit the BBC’s website.