Category Archives: 2017

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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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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Childnet Film Competition 2017 now open!

Open to all UK schools and youth organisations, the eighth annual Childnet film competition invites young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film about internet safety. All films must showcase positive and inspiring use of … Continue reading

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University of Kent Centre for Child Protection – Safer Internet Day Competition

Although Safer Internet Day  has now taken place for 2017, the Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent are running a poster competition for schools. They are also providing a selection of worksheets (suitable for KS2, KS3 and … Continue reading

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#SID2017 – Top Tips for Young People and Parents

The following tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre may be helpful for schools and settings to share with learners and parents/carers so they can consider how they can help “be the change?” for this years Safer Internet Day. How … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Guidance for #SID2017 – Using Social Media and Technology in Education Settings

Kent County Council are pleased to announce that the “Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings” guidance has been updated. In today’s modern society, social media is often considered to be an everyday communication tool. For many members of … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – Today is the day! #SID2017

To mark Safer Internet Day 2017 young people across the UK are joining Government ministers, celebrities, industry figures, schools and police services to inspire people to ‘Be the Change’ and unite for a better internet today. Safer Internet Day is … Continue reading

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Childrens’ Online Content Worksheet for SID 2017 from Ofcom and Childnet

As part of its support for Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7 February, Ofcom has  published a children’s online content worksheet for children aged 8-11.  created in collaboration with Childnet. Children are surrounded by lots of different images every day. To … Continue reading

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New Digital Advertising Resources for KS2 from Media Smart

Earlier this month the Children’s Commissioner released a report ‘Growing Up Digital’ which highlighted the need for young people to be better prepared for online life by building their digital resilience. For many children today, the digital world is a … Continue reading

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“Growing up Digital” – New report from the Children’s Commissioner

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England has published the results of a year-long study, the Growing Up Digital report. The report explores how well children are prepared to engage with the internet and states that today’s children are left to learn about the … Continue reading

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