Reality Check: Who controls your data?

New data protection rules will come into force in the UK in May.

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data.

With the biggest change to data privacy in the UK since 1998 coming up, Reality Check explains what you need to know.

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Skin betting: ‘Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling’

Thousands of children and young people are losing money on websites which allow them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned.

The Gambling Commission's annual report has, for the first time, looked at the problem of so-called "skin betting".

The items won - usually modified guns or knives within a video game known as a skin - can often be sold and turned back into real money.

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Pokémon Go: a parent’s guide

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Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).

It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone.

It's already become a craze in Australia and America, and has made it's way into the news across the world.

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Sarahah

Every now and again, an app comes around that sparks huge amounts of controversy. Sarahah is one of those apps, and it’s got parents in the UK and US on their toes merely a month after it made its way to their teenager’s smartphones.

But what is so disconcerting about Sarahah? Well, let us try and explain.

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Snapchat Map Warning

Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk.

Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their "friends" list in real time.

In a letter seen by the BBC, one school said the map raised "serious safeguarding concerns" because children could be tracked on the map.

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Uckfield FM Interview

Pupils at Framfield Primary School have entered the Childnet Film competition by recording their own version of Uckfield’ s Rag n Bone Man’s hit song ‘Human’.

The video shows the children in a Mannequin Challenge style video imitating mannequins and showing powerful images using masks and other props to provide their own message about internet safety.

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