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  • 21 score
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    Protect student members when engaging with societies online via Discord, Facebook & other social media platforms

      I propose to introduce training, tools and support to be bought in across all discord servers, Facebook groups and other group chats to verify as far as possible their Student status, to protect ourselves from bot spam, pornographic content, or other malicious content, and to allow the BCU support and report tool to still be used effectively in incidents that take place online in society areas. To do so, I have proposals for the following: Society Discords should implement the BCU Verify Bot, created by CEBE student Edward Bullas, to allow them to easily verify their student status, prior to being able to engage with sharing photos videos or links in text channels, or be able to join open audio channels. 2) Committee should maintain their Facebook group membership, and ensure members provide student ID upon requesting access, to protect student members on Facebook. 3) For those using WhatsApp, they should not freely display the WhatsApp link online, but instead share it via Student email to ensure only verified members are able to access other students phone numbers or send malicious content. 4) Further training should be offered to society committees to help implement and embed further online safety for those engaging with their societies.
    Cj Cooper
    8:55pm on 29 Nov 21 An excellent idea!
    Deena Baskin-Atkinson
    10:55am on 17 Dec 21 This Idea has reached 16 votes and will be passed to your Executive Officer team. Because of the winter holiday, they will pick this up and vote on it in January.
    Daniel Richards
    4:02pm on 21 Feb 22 This idea has been rejected as policy, but will be picked up by the Students' Union team as a project moving forwards, considering the platform is used by a large number of our students.

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