Limits – gives users the ability to automatically hide comments and direct message (DM) requests from other users who do not already follow or have recently followed them. Strong Warnings – when people try to post offensive comments they are warned before doing so, followed by a ‘really strong warning’ should they continue. Hidden Words – which allows users to filter abusive comments. More information HERE.
Privacy settings for under 16’s – these are now private by default for new users. Direct messaging for under 16’s – is now disabled – this is an interesting one, a lot of children use TikTok for messaging. If this is disabled will we see more children move to other popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp and FB Messenger? Direct messaging for 16-17’s – set to ‘No-One’ by default, the user has to actively change the setting. More information HERE.
If you are taking part in our Lego League project during this term, don’t forget that the deadline for submitting your application for grant funding is 1st October. If you aren’t taking part and would like to know more please get in touch, it’s a great opportunity to develop STEM subjects in the classroom as well as running as an out of school club.
I think that’s it for this week. I hope you don’t get too blown away this weekend!