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A guide to monitoring: blog post by UK Safer Internet Centre

The Education Safeguarding Team have received a number of queries from concerned headteachers and governors who are anxious to ensure that their school has “appropriate filtering and monitoring’ in place in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016. The … Continue reading

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UK Safer Internet Centre publish new online safety guides for professionals working with children

The UK Safer Internet Centre have launched a set of new tailored online safety guides for key professionals working with children, including social workers, healthcare professionals, residential care settings and governors/trustees. Social workers Healthcare professionals Residential care settings Governors and trustees … Continue reading

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Staying Safe Online over the Summer: Template #esafety Letter for Parents/Carers

As the Summer holidays approach, many children may be looking forward to having more free time to spend chatting with friends and playing games online. Schools may find this to be an ideal time to highlight some simple online safety tips … Continue reading

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Secondary Schools and Colleges: Help shape research into sexting among young people

Sexting is the act of young people sending sexually explicit imagery, primarily between mobile devices, amongst peers.  Much of the attention to date from the media and policy makers regarding sexting, has focussed on the extent of incidents and trying … Continue reading

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Updated Department for Education ‘Preventing and Tacking Bullying’ Guidance

The Department for Education have published new updates to their guidance for schools on preventing and tackling bullying. The main ‘Preventing and tackling bullying’ guidance document is aimed at school leaders, staff and governing bodies and applies to all schools. It … Continue reading

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Snapchat’s new Snap Maps feature- what school’s need to know #esafety

Last week, Snapchat announced a new feature to their photo and video sharing app called ‘Snap Maps’,  which allows users to share and access ‘snaps’ by location. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, … Continue reading

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Online Safety Live Briefings are coming to Kent next week!

The Education Safeguarding Team are working with the UK Safer Internet Centre to support Online Safety Live briefing sessions. Online Safety Live is a programme of events delivered by the South West Grid for Learning. They are designed exclusively multi-agency … Continue reading

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“Be Internet Awesome”: New Google resource to help KS2 children make smart decisions online #esafety

Google has released a new educational tool designed to offer children and young people explore safely what the online world has to offer. Although initially developed within the USA for use with children in grades 3-5, the resource is likely … Continue reading

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New Resource: ‘Let’s Talk About It’ (LTAI) – Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

Let’s Talk About It  (LTAI) is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Let’s Talk About It has been created to provide a greater understanding … Continue reading

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New Body Image and Advertising Resources: Boys’ Biggest Conversation

Media Smart has joined forces with First News to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men across the UK to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.   With … Continue reading

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