How schools and universities are preparing for AI software ChatGPT

  • The emergence of ChatGPT has led to concerns from the education sector on the potential impacts on assessments both within schools and universities.
  • The AI requires interaction from users which provokes a response mimicking almost human like conversation.
  • ChatGPT has the ability to answer questions, recognise mistakes and refute inappropriate requests.
  • The implications for education settings is that it could be used to plagiarise and write answers to assessments for students.
  • General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders has said that it is “too early” to predict the impact of the AI software at a school level, but they would be “keeping a close eye” on developments.
  • For more on this story, please visit the ITV News website.

How schools are tackling Andrew Tate’s influence

  • Schools across the UK are facing increasing numbers of pupils who admire Andrew Tate.
  • Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer turned influencer who has previously been banned from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and TikTok for misogyny.
  • Some schools have begun actively putting out guidance on how to talk about him as part of an effort to tackle his influence.
  • One school in London has drawn up entire lessons focused on Tate with content tailored to different age groups. For example, Year 8s will get a lesson on what stereotypes are and where they come from.
  • The Department for Education has also published guidance for schools, specifically in England, on how to be alert to issues such as misogyny and gender stereotypes.
  • Check out our Review of Harmful Content Online, including information on Andrew Tate and our advice.
  • To learn more, go to the BBC’s website.

New report shows that time spent using social apps increased in 2022

  • A new report by has published its annual overview of app performance trends.
  • Total time spent using social media apps had risen 17% over the previous year, surpassing 2 trillion hours on Android phones in 2022.
  • The report also highlights the rise of BeReal last year, stating: “BeReal broke out as a popular social sensation in 2022, appealing to users by selling a more authentic, less curated, experience.”
  • For more on this story, please visit the Social Media Today’s website.