Category Archives: Apps

Being Smart with Your Smartphone – New resource for KS2 from Childnet and PSA

Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have worked together to create a lesson called Being Smart with Your Smartphone, this resource is designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year olds. The lesson highlights that it is possible to … 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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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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Snapchat’s new Snap Maps feature- what school’s need to know #esafety

Last week, Snapchat announced a new feature to their photo and video sharing app called ‘Snap Maps’,  which allows users to share and access ‘snaps’ by location. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, … Continue reading

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Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding new and popular apps, and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents and carers about apps, games and … Continue reading

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Childline launches new ‘For Me’ app to support young people via their smartphone

Childline has launched an app to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. The app has been named ‘For Me‘ to ensure that it can be discreetly installed, this means that if someone happens … Continue reading

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Stay Safe Online App Launched

Vodafone UK, supported by the Vodafone Foundation, launched its partnership with The Scouts in January 2016 with the aim of helping young people develop improved digital skills, safety and confidence. They have recently launched an interactive game as an app … Continue reading

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Pokémon Go: links for schools to share with parents

Following recent enquiries from schools and settings regarding safety concerns about the ‘Pokémon Go’ app, the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer have collated a list of useful links for schools and settings to share with parents/carers. … Continue reading

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Is there an age limit for kids on social media? – Infographic from the Australian Children’s e-Safety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, many of which are useful to schools, parents/carers and young people in the UK. The office has recently published this new Infographic about age … Continue reading

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NSPCC Update Net Aware Resources #netaware #esafety

Today on, Wednesday 23rd March, the NSPCC have re-launched the excellent Net Aware guide. Net Aware is a simple guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use, based on parents’ experiences and the views of young people.  Over 750 reviews from an … Continue reading

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