Monthly Archives: October 2013

ChildLine Tackling Sexting with The Internet Watch Foundation

ChildLine believes that “Sexting”(the sending of self-generated indecent images or videos by mobile phone or online) has become so common “it is considered mundane” by young people. In a recent NSPCC/ChildLine survey of 13-18 year olds: 60 per cent said … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new home for the Kent e-Safety Blog

Welcome to the first official blog post on the new Kent e-Safety blog. This blog is written by Rebecca Avery, e-Safety Officer at Kent County Council and is a communication channel to provide e-Safety updates, information, resources and more to … Continue reading

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CEOP publish new materials for carers and adoptive parents

CEOP have published new materials for carers and adoptive parents. These materials look at general internet safety messages, alongside additional material covering the specifics risks this group of vulnerable children and young people face online – such as contact from … Continue reading

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Webcam with Confidence – New e-Safety resources from Think U Know

CEOP have warned of a concerning rise in the use of webcam by sex offenders to blackmail children and young people online. CEOP have investigated a number of cases in which sex offenders have used blackmail to force young people … Continue reading

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New eSafety Resource: “A Parents Guide to dealing with Sexting: what to do and how to handle it”

Leading online safety experts have pulled together pragmatic advice for parents on sexting: “A Parents Guide to dealing with Sexting: what to do and how to handle it“. This follows on from a high level of demand from schools and … Continue reading

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Positive Content Competition – Deadline Approaching!

‘Best Content for Kids’ is organised by the Insafe network within the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. The competition highlights existing great quality content for 4-12 year old children and encourages the creation of new content that will offer young … Continue reading

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New trends in child sexual abuse offending reported by CEOP

New trends in child sexual abuse offending and the growing availability of the internet in the developing world are likely to exacerbate the threat to children, the latest findings from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre warn. CEOP … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore child sexual abuse content – report it!

Child sexual abuse images on the internet naturally invoke some of the strongest emotional reactions in us and rightly so. But we need to be looking at this issue as a whole society. In fact, the UK is very effective at … Continue reading

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e-Safety FAQ – How can we get families more involved in e-Safety?

A common question from schools I receive is about engaging with parents either following a concern regarding children’s online behaviour when at home or after the school have held a parents evening e-Safety workshop to which only 3 parents attended! … Continue reading

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New e-Safety guidance published: “Sexting in schools: advice and support around self-generated images: What to do and how to handle it”

“Sexting”, ­ the practice of sending self generated explicit pictures or video footage via mobile phones and the internet­ is becoming increasingly common among some teenagers. In October 2012, the Internet Watch Foundation found that 88 per cent of self-generated, … Continue reading

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