A project in Leicester looking to educate autistic children about online safety!
Vanessa Rogers has written a book on cyberbullying – here’s the Amazon link to it.
Connect in the North has recently done a study on LD people using FB.
It appears that that the British government is trying to restrict the movements and actions of online sex offenders. It’s not implausible that the measures could be extended against those committing hate/mate crime against learning disabled people.
Singles scams are a long-time online issue involving scammers going on to singles site and/or Facebook and other social media and trying to lure in individuals that might be desperate enough to fall for their stunts.
As soon as these individuals try and do any kind of deal with you involving money, cease communications with them.
Also try to look for holes in what they tell you about themselves…for example, if someone’s claiming to have gone to school in a certain city on their FB page and then tell you that they’ve only been living there for just over a year…they are obviously fake!
A basic guide to the Internet from the “Simple English” version of Wikipadia
We can also offer this lost of social media terms: