Category Archives: 2017

Online Safety Briefing: Term 2 2017-18 #esafety

This is the 2nd edition of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings covering Term 2 (November-December) 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of … Continue reading

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New Research ‘Young People and Sexting — Attitudes and Behaviours’ Published

SWGfL – as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre – with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (Australia), and Netsafe (New Zealand) have collaborated on a research programme on young people’s experience of sending … Continue reading

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CEOP and Brook publish ‘Digital Romance’ report

CEOP and Brook have published new research which aims to explore and understand young people’s everyday use of technology within their relationships, and the ways in which the pleasures, harms and risks of interpersonal relationships may be influenced by technology. Digital … Continue reading

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Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alert – Social Media Concern: Information for Kent Schools

The following advice has been written by the Kent Education Safeguarding Team with approval from the Kent Police POLIT team. A version of this post has already been sent via email to Designated Safeguarding Leads registered with the Education Safeguarding … Continue reading

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BBC launches ‘Own It’ website to help under-12s navigate online risks #esafety #onlinesafety

The BBC have launched a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate “the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online”. The site, Own It, features video clips and content by presenters and vloggers talking about issues including cyberbullying, privacy and … Continue reading

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Project deSHAME: Young people’s experiences of online sexual harassment report published

Research published today by children’s charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2017 published

Ofcom have published their annual Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report  for 2017. The report examines children’s media literacy and provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about … Continue reading

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New #esafety resource being developed for 4-7 year olds – Thinkuknow needs you!

Children are now using technology and exploring the online world from a younger age.  Thinkuknow are looking to develop a new resource to help build young children’s (aged 4-7) resilience online and give them the skills to explore all the … Continue reading

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Duke Of Cambridge Launches ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ Action Plan To Tackle Cyberbullying

On Thursday 15th November, the Duke of Cambridge launched a national, youth-led, code of conduct for the internet. The code called ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ aims to reach every 11-16 year old in Britain, to empower them to stop cyberbullying, by … Continue reading

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