Category Archives: Research

Online Safety Briefing: Term 4 2017-18 #esafety #onlinesafety

This is the 4th edition (Feb-March) of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the … Continue reading

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Inquiry into the Impact of Cyberbullying on Social Media on Children and Young People’s Mental Health Published

Last year, Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, in partnership with YoungMinds and The Children’s Society, set up an inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health. A survey, published today was carried out by YoungMinds and … Continue reading

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Online Safety Briefing: Term 3 2017-18 #esafety #onlinesafety

This is the 3rd edition (January-February) of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of some of the … Continue reading

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New research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre published about ‘Digital Friendships’ #SID2018

New research into Digital Friendships  commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been published to mark Safer Internet Day 2018. The research has revealed that young people are more likely to have a positive experience than a negative experience … Continue reading

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“Life in Likes”: Children’s Commissioner’s Report Published

The Children’s Commissioner has published a report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds. In October and November 2017, the Children’s Commissioner conducted 8 focus groups with 32 children aged 8-12 to understand the impact of social media on … Continue reading

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New Research ‘Young People and Sexting — Attitudes and Behaviours’ Published

SWGfL – as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre – with Plymouth University, The Office of the eSafety Commissioner (Australia), and Netsafe (New Zealand) have collaborated on a research programme on young people’s experience of sending … Continue reading

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CEOP and Brook publish ‘Digital Romance’ report

CEOP and Brook have published new research which aims to explore and understand young people’s everyday use of technology within their relationships, and the ways in which the pleasures, harms and risks of interpersonal relationships may be influenced by technology. Digital … Continue reading

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Project deSHAME: Young people’s experiences of online sexual harassment report published

Research published today by children’s charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2017 published

Ofcom have published their annual Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report  for 2017. The report examines children’s media literacy and provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about … Continue reading

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New NSPCC Research: Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: “Everyone deserves to be happy and safe”

The NSPCC have published findings of a study undertaken by researchers into the effects of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) carried out using online or digital technologies (technology-assisted CSA, or TA-CSA).  The research team carried out interviews and questionnaires with young … Continue reading

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