More details of TikTok’s new ‘Re-Post’ option

  • More details have been revealed about TikTok’s ‘Re-Post’ feature which was shared last month.
  • The feature would enable users to re-share TikTok clips to their followers.
  • Videos re-shared with the feature seem to be limited to the ‘For You’ page only and not throughout the entire app.
  • Reposted videos will only be pushed to the feeds of users who follow each other.
  • Additionally, re-shared videos won’t appear in the sharer’s profile.
  • The feature is being tested by a small number of users and no release date has been updated.
  • Our safety card for TikTok can be found here.
  • Full story, here.


Twitter tests new options to restrict ‘Spaces’ access

  • Twitter is testing new options to allow users to restrict who can join audio discussions or facilitate private chat sessions.
  • Twitter Spaces facilitate live group audio conversations between users.
  • The options allow Spaces to be limited to users who are invited or to ‘tweeps’ – meaning followers only.
  • This could provide the ability for private discussions.
  • Spaces were launched a year ago and are still in early stages.
  • Our safety card for Twitter can be found here.
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Schools in England may suspend certain subjects to cope

  • Some schools in England could suspend the teaching of specialist subjects such as music as part of emergency timetable changes.
  • The changes attempt to cope with the staff shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In secondary schools, COVID-19 testing is undergoing as part of a staggered return for pupils.
  • Some schools have advised parents that children may move to online lessons in future.
  • Full story, here.

Challenges faced by Scottish schools

  • Applications can be made for teachers who are household contacts but have tested negative themselves to return to school.
  • Pupils have been asked to receive their second vaccine dose, to take lateral flow tests regularly and to continue wearing masks in secondary schools.
  • Teachers are asked to open windows and doors while balancing ventilation and comfort in winter.
  • Schools are utilising carbon dioxide monitors to gauge air quality but not every classroom has one.
  • Full story, here.