Category Archives: 2015

Internet Watch Foundation publishes 2015 Annual Report

Today (21 April, 2016), the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), has published their 2015 Annual Report. The report reveals a significant increase in the number of reports of illegal child sexual abuse images and videos, that it removed from the internet last … Continue reading

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Online Safety – Recent Updates

The government has announced a package of measures to help keep children safe online. These include: a UKCCIS guide to help parents keep their children safer online, content for social media and interactive service providers, updated content for parents/carers on … Continue reading

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Children and young people’s risk behaviours: discussion paper

The Cabinet Office and the Department of Health have published a discussion paper which explores the decrease in ‘risky’ behaviours in children and young people, possible causes and what new risks could emerge. The Horizon Scanning Programme Team led a … Continue reading

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iRights Initiative

On the 29th July 2015 Baroness Beeban Kidron launched iRights, a new civil society initiative which seeks to make the digital world a more transparent and empowering place for children and young people (under 18) by delivering a universal framework of digital … Continue reading

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New Online Safety Leaflet for Parents/carers from Kent Trading Standards and Kent Safeguarding Children Board

Kent Trading Standards and Kent Safeguarding Children Board have published a new leaflet for Parents/carers about helping to keep children safe online at home. The leaflet features useful tips and information for parents/carers as well as links to websites to … Continue reading

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Ofsted publishes new ‘Online Safety in Schools’ survey

On the 3rd July, 2015, Ofsted published a new review which highlighted data from a survey of online safety practice across all HMI-led inspections during March 2015.  The survey referenced discussions on online safety issues with senior leaders, staff, governors … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Further education and skills inspection handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework available here and Inspecting Safeguarding here. Please be aware that these posts should not be read in isolation. Please be aware that this … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Non-association independent school inspection handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework available here and Inspecting Safeguarding here. Please be aware that these posts should not be read in isolation. Please be aware that this … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “School inspection handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework available here and Inspecting Safeguarding here. Please be aware that these posts should not be read in isolation. Please be aware that this post … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Early Years Inspection Handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from posts which highlights online safety within Ofsted’s The Common Inspection Framework and Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills. Please be aware that this post will only highlight elements reflective of online safety and … Continue reading

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