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Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. His work focuses on how social media is changing social and political movements.

He is the author of The Dark Net, a best-selling book about internet subcultures and has written for several major outlets about online extremism, free speech and the latest social media trends.

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Jamie Bartlett

See no evil, fear no evil? Let pupils face dangers online!

I spent a year of my life immersed in the internet's darkest corners. Young people will do the same, and we need to let them learn from their mistakes. When it comes to teaching about the internet and media literacy, there are few words I dislike more than ‘safeguarding’. Not because the aspiration...