Monthly Archives: October 2017

Online Safety Briefing: Term 1 2017-18 #eSafety

The Education Safeguarding Team are looking to provide a series of ‘briefing’ blog posts throughout the year. The aim of these posts is to help DSLs in educational settings keep up-to-date with of some of the emerging online safety issues … Continue reading

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Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

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UKCCIS Children’s Online Activities, Risks and Safety: Literature Review published

The UKCCIS evidence review group have  published a literature review regarding ‘Children’s online activities, risks and safety.’ The review focusses on exploring: trends, to understand recent developments and anticipate emerging issues; online risk of harm to children and implications for … Continue reading

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Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper published

On the 11th October 2017, the Government published a consultation that will help shape the UK’s strategies around online safety. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper aims to consider how we can ensure that Britain is the safest place in the world … Continue reading

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Anonymous Apps – what school’s need to know #esafety

There has been a recent increase in enquiries from education settings regarding ‘anonymous’ apps and websites. The Kent Online Safety team have put together some information to help schools consider how best to respond. Anonymous apps – what are they … Continue reading

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#UKCCIS Overview of Sexting Guidance Published #esafety

The UKCCIS Education working group have published a one page summary document  designed for all teaching and non–teaching staff in schools and colleges. It provides an overview to frontline staff on how to respond to incidences involving ‘sexting. Overview of … Continue reading

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Demos study finds that a quarter of young people have bullied or insulted someone online #esafety

A report based on a 9 month mapping period involving 668 16-to-18 year olds, published on the 2nd October 2017 think-tank Demos found: 26 per cent of the 16-18 year olds surveyed say they have ‘bullied or insulted someone else’ online … Continue reading

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