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February 28, 2024

More guidance needed on AI in schools, report says 

  • A new study has found that a quarter of children are using AI tools for schoolwork.
  • Research from Internet Matters found over half of 13–14-year-olds were engaging with AI chatbots.
  • They state that many individuals are “left in the dark” by the lack of school guidance, and more training is urgently needed.
  • For more, please visit the Independent website.

NSPCC survey reveals 2 in 5 parents fear for children’s online safety 

  • A survey by the NSPCC reveals parents’ concerns about their children’s online safety.
  • Two in five parents worry about the negative effects of digital devices on their children.
  • Parents of children aged 12-17 are particularly concerned about their children’s access to inappropriate content.
  • For more, please visit the Yahoo News website.

Quarter of adults have had concerns a child may be facing abuse, study shows 

  • 26% of Scottish adults have concerns about a child experiencing abuse or neglect, according to an NSPCC survey.
  • Findings show that barriers that prevent people from acting are being unsure whether what was happening was abuse, being worried about making things worse and not being able to prove it.
  • The NSPCC are conducting ‘Listen up, Speak up’ workshops and online training to advise on signs that a child may be at risk, how to approach challenging conversations and who to contact if they have concerns.
  • For more, please visit the STV News website.