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Online Safety Briefing: Term 4 2017-18 #esafety #onlinesafety

This is the 4th edition (Feb-March) of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the … Continue reading

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Being Smart with Your Smartphone – New resource for KS2 from Childnet and PSA

Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have worked together to create a lesson called Being Smart with Your Smartphone, this resource is designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year olds. The lesson highlights that it is possible to … Continue reading

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Google and Parent Zone launch new KS2 resources: Be Internet Legends

Google and Parent Zone have collaborated on a new internet safety resource for use with Key Stage 2 pupils in UK primary schools. The ‘Be Internet Legends‘ curriculum is a PSHE Association accredited scheme of work and is free for KS2 … Continue reading

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BBC launch new resources to challenge young people to spot “fake news”

The BBC have publish a collection of free online resources as part of BBC School Report’s annual News Day. The resources are suitable for children and young people aged 11-18 and include online videos and lessons plans and an interactive … Continue reading

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Inquiry into the Impact of Cyberbullying on Social Media on Children and Young People’s Mental Health Published

Last year, Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, in partnership with YoungMinds and The Children’s Society, set up an inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health. A survey, published today was carried out by YoungMinds and … Continue reading

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Childnet call on young people to ‘Connect with respect’ and enter their Film Competition

Childnet has launched their ninth Film Competition to encourage young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online. With the aim of encouraging young people to have respectful interactions online, the competition gives young people … Continue reading

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Inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health launched

The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. The committee says it wants to hear the views of young people themselves, as well as of teachers … Continue reading

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Online Safety Briefing: Term 3 2017-18 #esafety #onlinesafety

This is the 3rd edition (January-February) of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2018 Round-up

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day 2018. Safer Internet Day (SID) is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre and this year’s theme was “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. … Continue reading

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New research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre published about ‘Digital Friendships’ #SID2018

New research into Digital Friendships  commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been published to mark Safer Internet Day 2018. The research has revealed that young people are more likely to have a positive experience than a negative experience … Continue reading

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