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The Digital Ninja
Speaker, Author and Trainer, Wayne Denner has spent over 21 years in the digital space using social media, smart phone tech and the internet to his advantage. This Digital Ninja speaks to 50,000 students (and their parents) & Businesses every year.
Wayne set up Ireland’s First Social Network platform in the early 1990’s – before Facebook, Twitter, Myspace. The self confessed Digital Ninja shares his story and tips – motivating audiences all over the world to protect themselves online, take control of technology and grab the opportunities being connected can give us!
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Harmful social media behaviours are next on the list and ‘Internet Use Disorder’ is down to be included in the next edition.
Subject to more research. As Forbes says ‘ Whether it’s a true addiction or not, these behaviours have psychological consequences’.
Over the last few years even developers who worked for social media giants have expressed regret at their part in developing ‘alluring’ features on the platforms. Sean Parker, Facebook’s founding President famously said ‘God knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’.
Wayne Denner speaks to Students in Schools and Colleges across the UK & Ireland.
His impacting Online Reputation School Talks help Students develop their understanding on protecting their Online Reputation and Wellbeing when using Social Media.
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Are you one of the many parents across the world this summer caught in the Fortnite trenches?
Well, you’re not alone. With over 125 million people playing the game worldwide Fortnite fever has taken hold in homes across the globe. Here are 5 handy Fortnite Parents Tips
What is “Fortnite” and where did it come from?
“Fortnite” was published by North Carolina-based studio Epic Games and released in “early access” form last summer. That means it’s technically still in development, even though you can purchase it now for $59.99. The game is what’s known as an open-world survival game, in which players collect resources, make tools and weapons, and try to stay alive as long as possible.
The game is set on modern-day Earth, but most of humanity has disappeared. One of the game’s core mechanics is collecting materials to build protective fortifications.
A few months after its initial launch, Epic Games dropped “Fortnite Battle Royale,” a free mode using assets and gameplay elements from the main game in which 100 people square off against each other in a fight for survival — with the last living player crowned the winner.
This is when “Fortnite” really started to take off — 10 million people were playing within weeks of its release. The battle royale mode is what remains incredibly popular and what most people are talking about when they talk about “Fortnite.”
The Momo Challenge
In this video, we share some helpful tips for Parents who have concerns about the Momo Challenge, The Viral Hoax.
What is the Momo challenge?
According to lore, the Momo challenge is a viral game shared on messaging services like WhatsApp that goads young children into violence or even suicide. Images of the devilish bird-lady supposedly pop up with creepy messages and commands that are said to escalate to extreme violence and horror.
Other iterations of the story claim to feature the terrifying image spliced into children’s programs like Peppa Pig or video games like Fortnight in videos posted to YouTube. Even more news reports say the challenge has spread to Snapchat.
5 things young people can do to help protect themselves online
With most of us spending even more time each day online – protecting yourself online has become as important as it is offline.
But when it comes to safety we still take risks and a lot of the time don’t take it seriously enough.
So here are 5 things young people can do to help protect themselves online
Wayne says: “Technology has driven bullying to a new level. Young people are immersed in online socialising and it here that cyber bullying is rapidly increasing via social media platforms, gaming communities, texting and emailing. Cyber bullying by its nature surrounds teens 24/7 and can have a devastating effect on the young person.
‘In fact, recent reports* cite one in thirteen 11-16 year olds experience cyber bullying. As a professional working in this sector and lecturing young people on social media, I felt a responsibility to get involved in Anti Bullying week and share my experiences and insights with parents and educators to help young people protect their online reputation and promote positive use when socialising online”
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