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October 6, 2023

Cybersecurity expert warns young people to be wary of these two social media platforms

  • Cybersecurity expert Tom Gaffney from F-Secure has warned young people to avoid certain online services to avoid their private data being “mined for profit”. 
  • He has also warned against oversharing on certain platforms which could potentially lead to data leaking.  
  • Recent research from F-Secure found that only 17% of 16-24-year-olds worry about their data leaking, despite 23% experiencing a data leak within the last year. 
  • Mr Gaffney warned that parents and young people should be very careful around social media, in particular TikTok and Snapchat. 
  • For more, please visit the Yahoo News website.  

Instagram rolls out new option to share stories with multiple group lists at once 

  • Instagram is bringing out a new option that will enable users to share a Story with multiple group lists at once.  
  • This is said to enable users to better curate who sees their updates, in being more selective about who they share certain content with. 
  • This will be in addition to “Close Friends” lists. 
  • This new feature now being rolled out to all users. 
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.  

NI children’s commissioner Chris Quinn concerned by school absences

  • Chris Quinn, Northern Ireland’s children’s commissioner, reported that he is very concerned about the absenteeism in NI schools. 
  • He further reported it was a mistake to cut school psychologists and counselling services. 
  • Mr. Quinn said he was angered by the lack of special needs provision and the families of SEN children were being failed. 
  • He continued: “I want action, I want to affect change”. 
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

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