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Opt out of Facebook’s new facial recognition for photo tagging?

09 June 2011

On Tuesday Facebook introduced a facial recognition photo-tagging feature as a default setting.

Now, if one of your Facebook friends uploads a new photo of you, Facebook will “recognise” your face from photos you are already tagged in and suggest your name to your friend, who can then...

Professionals Online Safety Helpline to launch nationwide

08 June 2011

The UK Safer Internet Centre has now been successfully operating the Professionals Online Safety Helpline since launching on 16 th March 2011. A steady stream of contacts has been received since the launch, covering a number of issues such as cyber-bullying, technical issues, social networking...

SWGfL ICT Annual Conference 5th July 2011

01 June 2011

There is still time to register and join experts from across the fields of Teaching and Learning , ICT , Education, Online Technologies and E-Safety at the 13 th South West Grid for Learning ICT Conference, the biggest ICT Conference in the South West.

For more information please go to...

6th June is the deadline for the Childnet Film Competition

27 May 2011

The competition deadline is 6 June (this might be the day after half term for some of you!)

Teachers and youth workers must register on behalf of their primary or secondary group by email to when they will receive their competition pack including a lesson plan, further...

Mark Zuckerberg sees under 13's on Facebook

24 May 2011

Mark Zuckerbeg founder of Facebook, has stated his determination to alter the site's regulations to allow under 13's to join the site. Speaking at the NewSchools summit in California in May 2011 he said "In the future, software and techology will enable people to learn a lot from their fellow...