Category Archives: Social Media

Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Dealing With Complaints by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites #esafety

The Kent Area Education Officers (AEOs) and Education Safeguarding Team have updated the  ‘Dealing With Complaints against Schools and Settings by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites‘  for September 2017. The document contains: Updated guidance for leaders and managers … Continue reading

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New Resource: ‘Let’s Talk About It’ (LTAI) – Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

Let’s Talk About It  (LTAI) is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Let’s Talk About It has been created to provide a greater understanding … 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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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 Digital Advertising Resources for KS2 from Media Smart

Earlier this month the Children’s Commissioner released a report ‘Growing Up Digital’ which highlighted the need for young people to be better prepared for online life by building their digital resilience. For many children today, the digital world is a … 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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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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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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