Tackling Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation 


4 min read Key Points The spread of misinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories in the UK has reached new heights.  According to Ofcom, 61% of people are concerned about the impact of misinformation concerning COVID-19.  Children can be targets of misinformation and be more susceptible to believing falsehoods or innocently sharing false information

Tackling Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation 2023-09-26T10:39:25+01:00

PSNI Issue WhatsApp Scam Warning


Police in Northern Ireland have issued a warning following a surge of recent reports about a WhatsApp scam targeting victims across the region. This scam involves a scammer pretending to be a child or relative asking their loved ones for money via a WhatsApp message. Superintendent Gerard Pollock, Chair of

PSNI Issue WhatsApp Scam Warning2021-12-10T16:41:17+00:00

⚠️ Urgent Safeguarding Alert ⚠️ – Viral Harmful Content


We’re sharing urgent concerns about conversations happening online on TikTok, about 'Megan is Missing’, a movie being discussed on social media and shared on YouTube. Our online safety experts have observed children and young people discussing the movie on TikTok and seeking out the link to the full film which now has over 4million

⚠️ Urgent Safeguarding Alert ⚠️ – Viral Harmful Content2021-12-10T16:47:28+00:00

Tackling Fake News During the Pandemic


Key Points Ofcom report shows half of all UK adults have been exposed to fake news about Coronavirus in the past week. An EU report blames various state actors incl. Russia and China for the spread of fake news and conspiracy theories. The UK opens a special unit to combat the spread

Tackling Fake News During the Pandemic2021-12-10T16:59:42+00:00
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