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February 24, 2023

Meta updates enforcement rules to focus on explanations, not suspensions

  • Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, is changing its approach to penalising people who break the rules on their sites.
  • Under the new system, Meta will explain why content has been removed, instead of banning or suspending the account without explanation.
  • Meta has explained that this approach “is shown to be more effective at preventing re-offending”.
  • They will still be applying restrictions to accounts with persistent violations.
  • For the full story, please visit the Social Media Today website.

Schools found to be unprepared for impact of ChatGPT on education

  • Research from the British Computer Society has found that 62% of professionals believe that chatbots like ChatGPT will make it harder to mark students work.
  • 56% of the computing teachers surveyed did not think their school had a plan to manage incoming use of ChatGPT by pupils.
  • Three quarters of computing teachers also reported the general awareness of the capabilities of ChatGPT among colleagues at their school or college was ‘low’ or ‘very low’.
  • To view the full story, go to the Engineering and Technology website.

Southwark Council promises free school meals for secondary school pupils in poverty

  • Southwark Council has agreed to provide free schools meals to local secondary school pupils whose parents live on Universal Credit but don’t receive free school meals.
  • This has been described as a victory by the Independent in their Feed the Future campaign.
  • The Feed the Future campaign will provide relief to families struggling with the cost of living crisis.
  • Southwark Council will run this for one year as a pilot, diverting £3.2 million towards it.
  • To learn more, go to the Independent’s website.