Author Archives: kentesafety

Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding what are the new and popular apps and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents which apps, games … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with Tragic Events – Links for Schools and Settings

Following the tragic event in Manchester on Monday the 22nd May 2017, many schools and settings may be wondering how to talk about such issues with children without causing further distress or fear. There are a number of useful resources and … Continue reading

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Zak and Lottie Training – Kent schools offer still available!

The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent are continuing to offer Zak and Lottie training at a discounted cost of £60 for Kent and Medway schools until the 31st July. This cost will then increase to £75 for Kent … Continue reading

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NSPCC launch new tools to help parents ensure children are ‘#shareaware’

The NSPCC have updated their #ShareAware campaign with new resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’. The campaign focuses on the need to talk to children about … Continue reading

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Childnet Youth Ambassadors wanted for Project DeSHAME

Childnet are looking for a national team of 10 young people aged 13-17 to become Childnet Youth Ambassadors as part of Project deSHAME. The project is dedicated to working towards online equality and removing online pressures and harassment. Youth Ambassadors will be … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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FREE PSHE Association-accredited resources regarding body image and self-esteem from Parent Zone and Dove

Parent Zone are working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to bring its acclaimed PSHE Association-accredited resources to UK schools. FREE in-school teaching resources are available, that have been specially designed to help teachers deliver workshops to pupils, promoting self-esteem and body confidence. … Continue reading

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New Home Office Resource – Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

The Home Office has published guidance for young people to help them consider what is meant by the term “Indecent images of children“. The guidance explores the following content: Overview Different terms and what they mean Working together Further information … Continue reading

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Childline launches new ‘For Me’ app to support young people via their smartphone

Childline has launched an app to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. The app has been named ‘For Me‘ to ensure that it can be discreetly installed, this means that if someone happens … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be made statutory in all schools

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, announced that relationships and sex education will be made statutory in all primary and secondary schools, with schools required to teach this content from September 2019. All primary schools in England … Continue reading

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