Category Archives: 2018

UKCCIS Education working group publish ‘Education for a Connected World: A framework to equip children and young people for digital life’ #SID2018

As part of the celebrations for Safer Internet Day 2018, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) have announced they have published a new online safety guide for those working with children, including school leaders and teachers, to prepare young people for … Continue reading

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Today is the day – Happy Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

Today, Tuesday 6 February is Safer Internet Day; a day to celebrate and create a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the … Continue reading

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New resources from The Diana Awards to support young people with identity and online pressures #onlinesafety

New figures released by a YouGov poll, commissioned by the youth charity The Diana Award, reveal how online pressures to conform could be affecting young people’s sense of self. This new online survey conducted amongst 589 GB children aged 13-17 … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alert – ‘Roblox’

The Education Safeguarding Team have received a number of enquiries following information circulating on social media with regards a ‘warning’ to parents relating to the use of the app ‘Roblox’. Whilst information has been shared with good intentions to raise … Continue reading

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DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 Consultation – What could this means for online safety?

The Department for Education is inviting views on changes to the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) and the new non-statutory advice document covering sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. KCSIE sets out … Continue reading

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NSPCC and LGfL Pupil Online Safety Survey for Safer Internet Day 2018

LGfL DigiSafe  and NSPCC are launching a nationwide  pupil online safety survey for Safer Internet Day 2018 (6th February).   The survey will be open to pupils across Key Stages 2-4 and will be available between the 1st and 28th February to allow as many schools and pupils as possible to take part.  Schools who sign up to up to take part will be contributing to a major piece of academic … Continue reading

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Wanted: Secondary schools to feed back on Internet Safety Strategy

Although the official consultation has closed, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) are offering opportunities for secondary schools to participate (via telephone dial in) a consultation on the Internet Safety Strategy green paper. The following text from DCMS … Continue reading

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“Life in Likes”: Children’s Commissioner’s Report Published

The Children’s Commissioner has published a report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds. In October and November 2017, the Children’s Commissioner conducted 8 focus groups with 32 children aged 8-12 to understand the impact of social media on … Continue reading

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Department for Education PSHE and RSE consultation: get students involved

Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the government committed to making Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) statutory in all secondary schools, including LA maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools (and relationships education in all primary schools). … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2018 Education Packs now available #esafety #SID2018

To help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day on the 6 Feb 2018, the UK Safer Internet Centre have created Education Packs and complementary SID TV films tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, … Continue reading

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