Category Archives: e-Safety

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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Online Safety Live Briefings are coming to Kent next week!

The Education Safeguarding Team are working with the UK Safer Internet Centre to support Online Safety Live briefing sessions. Online Safety Live is a programme of events delivered by the South West Grid for Learning. They are designed exclusively multi-agency … Continue reading

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“Be Internet Awesome”: New Google resource to help KS2 children make smart decisions online #esafety

Google has released a new educational tool designed to offer children and young people explore safely what the online world has to offer. Although initially developed within the USA for use with children in grades 3-5, the resource is likely … Continue reading

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New Body Image and Advertising Resources: Boys’ Biggest Conversation

Media Smart has joined forces with First News to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men across the UK to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.   With … 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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NSPCC launch new tools to help parents ensure children are ‘#shareaware’

The NSPCC have updated their #ShareAware campaign with new resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’. The campaign focuses on the need to talk to children about … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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FREE PSHE Association-accredited resources regarding body image and self-esteem from Parent Zone and Dove

Parent Zone are working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to bring its acclaimed PSHE Association-accredited resources to UK schools. FREE in-school teaching resources are available, that have been specially designed to help teachers deliver workshops to pupils, promoting self-esteem and body confidence. … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be made statutory in all schools

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, announced that relationships and sex education will be made statutory in all primary and secondary schools, with schools required to teach this content from September 2019. All primary schools in England … Continue reading

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Government launches major new drive on internet safety

Ministers have begun work on a new Internet Safety Strategy aimed at making Britain the safest country in the world for children and young people to be online. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is leading the new cross-Government drive on behalf … Continue reading

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