Category Archives: Professionals

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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New Cyberbullying Guidance and PSHE toolkit for schools from Childnet

Cyberbullying Guidance Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet (as part of … Continue reading

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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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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … 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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New Home Office “Online abuse and bullying prevention guide” published

On the 20th March 2015 the Home Office published a new guide that has been developed for professionals who work with young people, to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they … Continue reading

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New Kent e-Safety document available: “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities 2015”

Today (10th February) sees schools and organisations across Kent, the UK and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The Kent e-Safety Strategy Group are pleased to announce that a new document … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Exploitation Training – ‘Looking for Lottie’

The following content is published on behalf of the Centre for Child Protection. A recent Ofsted report highlighted that local authorities have been too slow to face up to their responsibilities to prevent child sexual exploitation. In the first ever … Continue reading

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The Centre for Child Protection are launching new child protection training simulations

The Centre for Child Protection and Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex are launching two new simulations at the University of Kent, Canterbury, 11 November 2014 12:00-17:00. This free event will introduce participants to the two training simulations for professionals. … Continue reading

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‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ is coming to Kent

The Parent Zone’s innovative training programme ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ (PITDA) is coming to Kent this autumn on November 27th and is being hosted at Pent Valley Technology College, Folkestone. The PITDA programme has been designed with a specific … Continue reading

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