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March 7, 2024

World Book Day costumes should not break the bank – school 

  • The financial cost of costumes to celebrate World Book Day can be concerning to parents.
  • Some schools are allowing pupils to wear pyjamas to represent bedtime stories and suggesting simple costumes.
  • One head teacher reported that the day should be accessible to everyone and free books and provided for those wanting to read to their children.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website, and this World Book Day check out INEQE’s ‘The Friend Ship’ book – an adventure in cyber space, available to register your interest now or accessible on your Safer Schools app.

X’s New Voice and Video Calling Feature Reveals Users’ IP Address 

  • X is rolling out its new option to make voice and video calls in the app to all users.
  • However, privacy advocates have raised concerns that the system reveals user’s IP address whenever they make a call.
  • This could be an issue for vulnerable X users; however, users can switch voice and video calling off in their settings.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

What’s next for Twitch? A big app redesign and more social sharing 

  • Twitch is overhauling its app to focus on a scrollable feed similar to TikTok, allowing viewers to discover new streamers more easily.
  • Twitch is allowing streamers to export their content to other platforms, such as YouTube and TikTok, with plans to export directly to Instagram.
  • Twitch says it is bringing improvements to Stream Together to streamline with setup process and build a way for streamers to “spontaneously” discover other streamers to collaborate on the platform.
  • For more, please visit the Tech Crunch website.