Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kent Online Safety Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Curriculum Leads in Schools and Early Years Settings

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team will be providing a range of centralised events for Kent schools and settings regarding online safety which are available on Kent CPD online. “Online Safety (e-Safety) for Designated Safeguarding Leads”: is aimed at Designated Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Digital Parenting 5 – Pre-order your copies now!

Since it’s launch, Parent Zone have distributed a million copies of their excellent Digital Parenting magazine. They have been busy working on the new and updated 5th edition over the summer. Issue 5 will be launched on 10 October 2016 and Parent Zone are taking pre-orders now and an online version … Continue reading

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Childnet resource update – Captain Kara and her new SMART Crew!

Updated in time for the new academic year, Captain Kara and her new SMART Crew give advice on how to stay SMART online. The Adventures of Captain Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew are a series of videos created by … Continue reading

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New Childline campaign highlights unhealthy relationships and online safety for young people #ListenToYourSelfie

The NSPCC has today published a campaign designed to help educate children and young to spot the signs of online abuse and grooming. Statistics from Childline, a service provided by the charity, show that counselling sessions for young people worried about online sexual … Continue reading

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“Lottie” Child Sexual Exploitation Training and resources at a 70% discount for Kent and Medway Schools

Operation Willow has negotiated with the University of Kent’s Centre for Child Protection to offer Kent and Medway schools a special price of £60 per delegate for the next academic year (usually £199). The report ‘The sexual exploitation of children: … Continue reading

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Kent Guidance for educations settings when dealing with complaints or issues raised on social networking sites

In January 2016 the Department for Education issued non-statutory guidance, “Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016” (for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities). The advice is designed to help governing bodies understand their obligations and duties in … Continue reading

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Online Safety in the Computing Curriculum Resources Updated for 2016-17 by Childnet

Childnet has updated their Online Safety in the Computing Curriculum resources ready for the 2016/2017 academic year. The Computing Curriculum The Computing Curriculum was introduced in England to give pupils the knowledge and skills they need to use information and communication technology in a … Continue reading

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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools and Colleges : “Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people”

UKCCIS Education Group Guidance: Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support Designated Safeguarding … Continue reading

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