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February 24, 2023

Meta updates enforcement rules to focus on explanations, not suspensions

  • Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, is changing its approach to penalising people who break the rules on their sites.
  • Under the new system, Meta will explain why content has been removed, instead of banning or suspending the account without explanation.
  • Meta has explained that this approach “is shown to be more effective at preventing re-offending”.
  • They will still be applying restrictions to accounts with persistent violations.
  • For the full story, please visit the Social Media Today website.

Schools found to be unprepared for impact of ChatGPT on education

  • Research from the British Computer Society has found that 62% of professionals believe that chatbots like ChatGPT will make it harder to mark students work.
  • 56% of the computing teachers surveyed did not think their school had a plan to manage incoming use of ChatGPT by pupils.
  • Three quarters of computing teachers also reported the general awareness of the capabilities of ChatGPT among colleagues at their school or college was ‘low’ or ‘very low’.
  • To view the full story, go to the Engineering and Technology website.

Report raises concerns about number of homeless families with children aged under 18

  • Almost a third of homeless families in Northern Ireland include children aged under 18, according to a new report produced by Queen’s University Belfast on behalf of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.
  • Researchers have said most children do live in adequate housing, however, there is “a long way to go to achieve this for all children and young people”.
  • From January to June 2022, households accepted as homeless included 3,495 children.
  • In July 2022, 3,913 children aged under 18 were living in temporary accommodation.
  • For more, go to the Irish News.