Category Archives: 2016

Online Safety at Christmas Time and Beyond – Template Letter to share with Parents

As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games under the tree. Educational settings may find this to be an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/carers make … Continue reading

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New data from Ofcom – Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2016

On the 16th November 2016 Ofcom published new research Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes. Jane Rumble, Ofcom Director of Market Intelligence said: “Children’s lives are increasingly digital, with tablets and smartphones commanding more attention than ever. Even so, families are … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Week 2016 – 14th-18th November #PowerForGood

Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year takes place from the 14th-18th November. The theme for this year is ‘Power for Good’ with the following key aims: To support children and young people to use their Power for Good … Continue reading

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Stay Safe Online App Launched

Vodafone UK, supported by the Vodafone Foundation, launched its partnership with The Scouts in January 2016 with the aim of helping young people develop improved digital skills, safety and confidence. They have recently launched an interactive game as an app … Continue reading

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New Childline campaign highlights unhealthy relationships and online safety for young people #ListenToYourSelfie

The NSPCC has today published a campaign designed to help educate children and young to spot the signs of online abuse and grooming. Statistics from Childline, a service provided by the charity, show that counselling sessions for young people worried about online sexual … Continue reading

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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools and Colleges : “Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people”

UKCCIS Education Group Guidance: Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people The UKCCIS Education Group has produced advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’ The advice aims to support Designated Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Kent Online Safety Template and Guidance resources – updated for September 2016

The Kent Online Safety policy template and guidance has been updated for September 2016. This version takes into account the recently updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2016 statutory guidance for schools and colleges and the Ofsted “Inspecting safeguarding in early … Continue reading

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Online Safety within “Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” updated September 2016

The Ofsted common inspection framework and inspecting safeguarding document came into effect from 1 September 2015 . This post is an update based of the “Inspecting Safeguarding” document updated in September 2016 following the publication of DfE statutory guidance, Keeping children … Continue reading

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New CEOP video and Campaign: “The world changes. Children don’t”

Helping young people navigate growing up has always been challenging, but now young people are exploring their relationships both online and off. This can leave them open to risks such as having nude images shared without their consent, being exposed … Continue reading

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