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Posted on - 19th September, 2011 - 11:45am | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Next Tuesday sees the return of the Preston Social, the event based around discussing social media at the New Continental pub.

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With the news thatĀ a father in Northern Ireland is suing FacebookĀ over suggestive photos of his 12 year old girl posted on the site, the question of whose responsibility it is to ensure that children and young people are safe online is getting more heated.

Is it the responsibility of the makers of websites, the parents, or the education system? Or should we expect children to be web savvy enough to not put themselves in danger?

Leading the discussion with a talk followed by questions will beĀ Duncan Hodgson, someone who works in the public sector and does work around promoting positive activities for young people.

He’s involved in theĀ PlingsĀ project andĀ rubothered.co.uk, which he designed, developed and has maintained since its original content. The site was recently shortlisted for Best Website of the Radio Wave Culture & Lifestyle Awards.

You can find Duncan on Twitter atĀ @TawdryMe.

As usual doors open atĀ 6:30, and there’ll be an emphasis on discussion and participation.

Want to suggest a topic for a future meetup? Either get in touch with us onĀ Twitter, get involved inĀ our LinkedIn groupĀ orĀ our Facebook page.

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