Monthly Archives: December 2017

CEOP and Brook publish ‘Digital Romance’ report

CEOP and Brook have published new research which aims to explore and understand young people’s everyday use of technology within their relationships, and the ways in which the pleasures, harms and risks of interpersonal relationships may be influenced by technology. Digital … Continue reading

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Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive … Continue reading

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BBClaunch new programme to enable young people to tell the difference between real and fake news

The BBC is launching a new programme supporting secondary school pupils to identify real news and filter out fake or false information. From March 2018, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class, online, or at events from … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alert – Social Media Concern: Information for Kent Schools

The following advice has been written by the Kent Education Safeguarding Team with approval from the Kent Police POLIT team. A version of this post has already been sent via email to Designated Safeguarding Leads registered with the Education Safeguarding … Continue reading

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BBC launches ‘Own It’ website to help under-12s navigate online risks #esafety #onlinesafety

The BBC have launched a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate “the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online”. The site, Own It, features video clips and content by presenters and vloggers talking about issues including cyberbullying, privacy and … Continue reading

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Project deSHAME: Young people’s experiences of online sexual harassment report published

Research published today by children’s charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital … Continue reading

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