Category Archives: 2017

Thinkuknow launches new educational materials on live streaming #LiveSkills #esafety

Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people. Apps such as Musical.ly, Live.me, Periscope and YouNow are all soaring in popularity, which has seen other well established apps such as Facebook … Continue reading

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New NSPCC Research: Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: “Everyone deserves to be happy and safe”

The NSPCC have published findings of a study undertaken by researchers into the effects of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) carried out using online or digital technologies (technology-assisted CSA, or TA-CSA).  The research team carried out interviews and questionnaires with young … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Week 2017 – ‘All Different, All Equal’

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th – 17th November with the theme of ‘All Different, All Equal’. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents … Continue reading

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Online Safety Briefing: Term 1 2017-18 #eSafety

The Education Safeguarding Team are looking to provide a series of ‘briefing’ blog posts throughout the year. The aim of these posts is to help DSLs in educational settings keep up-to-date with of some of the emerging online safety issues … Continue reading

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Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

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UKCCIS Children’s Online Activities, Risks and Safety: Literature Review published

The UKCCIS evidence review group have  published a literature review regarding ‘Children’s online activities, risks and safety.’ The review focusses on exploring: trends, to understand recent developments and anticipate emerging issues; online risk of harm to children and implications for … Continue reading

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Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper published

On the 11th October 2017, the Government published a consultation that will help shape the UK’s strategies around online safety. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper aims to consider how we can ensure that Britain is the safest place in the world … Continue reading

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Anonymous Apps – what school’s need to know #esafety

There has been a recent increase in enquiries from education settings regarding ‘anonymous’ apps and websites. The Kent Online Safety team have put together some information to help schools consider how best to respond. Anonymous apps – what are they … Continue reading

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#UKCCIS Overview of Sexting Guidance Published #esafety

The UKCCIS Education working group have published a one page summary document  designed for all teaching and non–teaching staff in schools and colleges. It provides an overview to frontline staff on how to respond to incidences involving ‘sexting. Overview of … Continue reading

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UKCCIS ‘Using External Visitors to Support Online Safety Education’ Guidance Published for Consultation

External visitors provide a useful and engaging approach to enable educational settings to deliver online safety messages to children, young people and adults. The UKCCIS Education Working group have published a document for consultation to help and guide educational settings … Continue reading

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