Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Internet Matters Resources for Parents/Carers – “Protect their Curiosity”

Internet Matters has launched a campaign urging parents to put parental controls on all internet-enabled devices to protect their children from harmful content. The safety group is backed by the UK’s largest broadband providers: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. … Continue reading

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“So you got naked online” updated resource

The South West Grid for Learning, coordinators of the UK Safer Internet Centre, have recently updated their popular resource entitled ‘So You Got Naked Online?’ The resource provides practical information to young people, and their parents/ carers and teachers following … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Non-association independent school inspection handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework available here and Inspecting Safeguarding here. Please be aware that these posts should not be read in isolation. Please be aware that this … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Early Years Inspection Handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from posts which highlights online safety within Ofsted’s The Common Inspection Framework and Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills. Please be aware that this post will only highlight elements reflective of online safety and … Continue reading

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Ofcom Publish their First Children’s Media Lives qualitative report

Ofcom have today published their first Children’s Media Lives qualitative report. Ofcom’s Children’s Media Lives is a new three-year study, following the same 8-15 year olds each year to explore how they are using digital media and what they think … Continue reading

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Launch of New CEOP Resources – Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know

CEOP have announced the launch of ‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’. This is a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the … Continue reading

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‘Counter-Extremism – narratives and conversations’ – New LGfL resource

The e-Safety and Editorial team at LGfL, supported by  Sara Khan (http://www.wewillinspire.com)  have developed an open resource to support education providers to actively prevent radicalism and extremism. ‘Counter-Extremism – narratives and conversations’ is a resource designed for all schools and … Continue reading

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Online Safety Storybooks

This post has been updated in October 2017 with some new titles, including a selection shared via a recent post on the LGFL online safety blog: http://safeblog.lgfl.net/2017/10/online-safety-books-for-staff-and-pupils/  Online Safety Story Books Inspiring children (and indeed grown-ups) to engage in the online … Continue reading

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Lucy Faithfull publish new guide to support parents of children who have got into trouble online

As part of their Parent Protect programme, Lucy Faithfull have published a guide called “What’s the problem?” to support parents of children who have been in trouble for viewing or sharing sexually explicit or indecent images online. This is a … Continue reading

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New Ofcom Report 2015 finds that half of UK homes have turned to tablets in just five years

New Ofcom research has revealed that the tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years as over half of UK households (54%) one. Apple’s iPad launched in the UK on 28 May 2010 and, alongside … Continue reading

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