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It's a natural human behaviour to like the company of others who have similar viewpoints on life to us.

Oct 2, 2021

Through history, it's kept us safe.

Website owners, to reflect this, have created what is known as 'echo chambers': sites where the user’s own views are echoed, reinforced and built on without being challenged. Combine echo chambers with the dangers of misinformation and fake news, and the result could easily see children becoming trapped in an online bubble – only ever confirming what they think they know, discouraging them from questioning, and never offering a different perspective.

Continuing our #BeSafeSaturday information series sharing different national agencies advice about our children's online and digital safety, in this week's guide you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as radicalisation, changes in behaviour and stifled independent thought. 💻🔒

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