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Darren welcomes Google and Youtube to Southmead to provide online safety training

Darren welcomed Google and YouTube to Southmead. The companies were there to train teachers and youth workers about online safety and digital citizenship for the young people they work with. Gaps in young people’s online safety is a significant issue. According to the NSPCC, last year  there were 12,000 calls made to Childline concerning online […]

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Darren speaks at VegfestUK

Vegfest UK is a large annual vegan festival, which takes place in Bristol.  Darren was invited to speak at the event, in conversation with Ecotricity’s Dale Vince and VegfestUK organiser Tim Barford. Ecotricity is an energy company which specialises in selling green energy to consumers. Before the event, which happened today, Darren wrote this on […]

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Darren asks experts about social media and violence

  The Science and Technology Committee, which Darren is a member of, held public evidence session on social media and its links to violence. This was part of its inquiry on Social Media and screens-use. The witnesses present were Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service, Dr Netta Weinstein, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Beth Murray, […]

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Darren asks scientific experts about social media and the harm it could cause

Darren was present at the Science and Technology committee’s first evidence session for its Social media and screens-use inquiry. Here, charities, learned societies and academics were asked about cyber-bullying, addiction and body image. The witnesses shown here were Matt Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds, Dr Liam Hackett, CEO, Ditch the Label, Dustin Hutchinson, Research […]