Internet Safety Week

Young people struggle to resolve “consent confusion” online

New research reveals the positives and challenges of young people sharing content online

Sharing content online is seen as critical to connecting with the world and making a positive difference – but a lack of clarity around consent causes confusion and young people struggle to navigate ‘the rules’

Figures show a mismatch between young people’s attitudes to online sharing and their actions

The research comes as more than 2,000 supporters in the UK, including Government ministers, Premier League football clubs, industry bodies, celebrities, charities, schools and police services join together with young people, to inspire people throughout the UK to ignite conversations and host events that help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Woolwich Poly ICT Department participated in this national event by teaching internet safety in all our lessons during that week. In the PD lessons, all students, including 6th Form, had age appropriate and targeted lessons with the reminder to stay safe on line and guidance on who to contact if things are not going well. Mrs Walsh, Ms Obiny and Mrs Scott also delivered the “consent” message in all assemblies across the year groups.

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