Category Archives: Parents

Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive … Continue reading

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New #esafety resource being developed for 4-7 year olds – Thinkuknow needs you!

Children are now using technology and exploring the online world from a younger age.  Thinkuknow are looking to develop a new resource to help build young children’s (aged 4-7) resilience online and give them the skills to explore all the … Continue reading

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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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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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Digital Parenting Magazine 6 available now! #esafety

Now in its sixth edition, Digital Parenting, an online safety guide for families created by Parent Zone and Vodafone, is a FREE  resource for schools and other organisations working with families throughout the UK. Digital parenting can be accessed electronically here … Continue reading

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Back to School Resources from InternetMatters #OneWord

As children face increased digital pressure during the back to school period, Internet Matters have launched a new campaign, #oneword to help parents decode their digital lives. The campaign hopes to help parents understand their children’s hidden digital anxieties as … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Engaging Families in Online Safety #esafety

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team. have updated the ‘Engaging Families in Online Safety‘ guidance document for September 2017. The document contains updated guidance for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), leaders and managers to assist them in exploring a range of approaches to engage … 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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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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