Category Archives: Advice

Kent Guidance for educations settings when dealing with complaints or issues raised on social networking sites

In January 2016 the Department for Education issued non-statutory guidance, “Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016” (for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities). The advice is designed to help governing bodies understand their obligations and duties in … Continue reading

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ParentInfo – new resource from CEOP and the Parent Zone launched

PARENTINFO   CEOP and the Parent Zone have launched ParentInfo, a resource aimed at bringing together expert, up-to-date content for parents and carers which schools can host on their own websites.   Schools can sign up for the service at ParentInfo.org and start hosting information … Continue reading

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Brand new checklists for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram

The UK Safer Internet Centre have now produced and published three brand new checklists – for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, with the same style and format as their hugely popular Facebook checklist. The checklists cover everything professional, parents and young people … Continue reading

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NSPCC launches New “Share Aware” campaign

Parents’ concerns about social networking sites popular with children are revealed today, as the NSPCC launches its Share Aware campaign to get families talking about socialising safely online. An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Mumsnet reviewed 48 … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools on Cloud Software Services and the Data Protection Act

The Department for Education has published a new advice and information document regarding Cloud (educational apps) software services and the Data Protection Act. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools understand some of the key principles and … Continue reading

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Childnet launch new resource to help parents and carers talk to their children about pornography on the internet

Today Childnet have launched a new resource to help parents talk to their children about online pornography. This resource coincides with a recent survey that found that just a quarter of parents say they have spoken to their child about … Continue reading

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Childnet launches leaflets for foster carers and adoptive parents

Childnet, partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre, have worked together with Islington Council to create leaflets for foster carers and adoptive parents. The leaflets are free to download and easy to print and include top tips and conversation starters … Continue reading

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New Online Safety Checklists for Parents from the NSPCC

Parents/carers and adults want to teach children about all aspects of safety and enable them to become resilient to risks, whether that’s about crossing the road safely, learning to swim or being wary of strangers. However, talking to children about … Continue reading

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The Information Commissioner’s Office updates Data Protection Guidance for Education

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have updated their guidance for education settings (July 2014) regarding data protection. The update includes a useful video aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, school business managers and school governors. It discusses data protection and freedom … Continue reading

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New e-Safety Resources for University Students

Many young adults will be preparing and looking forward to going onto University representing a momentous occasion in their lives, often coupled with leaving home and signifying their first real taste of independence. The internet will play an integral part … Continue reading

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