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February 28, 2024

More guidance needed on AI in schools, report says 

  • A new study has found that a quarter of children are using AI tools for schoolwork.
  • Research from Internet Matters found over half of 13–14-year-olds were engaging with AI chatbots.
  • They state that many individuals are “left in the dark” by the lack of school guidance, and more training is urgently needed.
  • For more, please visit the Independent website.

NSPCC survey reveals 2 in 5 parents fear for children’s online safety 

  • A survey by the NSPCC reveals parents’ concerns about their children’s online safety.
  • Two in five parents worry about the negative effects of digital devices on their children.
  • Parents of children aged 12-17 are particularly concerned about their children’s access to inappropriate content.
  • For more, please visit the Yahoo News website.

Concerns raised about people working in schools without necessary background checks 

  • Concerns have been voiced regarding the number of people working in schools without background checks.
  • Gerry Carroll, People Before Profit MLA, is concerned because the education minister’s correspondence suggests it “may not be possible to finalise the Access NI check prior to engagement.”
  • He reported that the Executive must take urgent action to address the issue.
  • For more, please visit the Irish News website.