Category Archives: Social Media

Inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health launched

The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. The committee says it wants to hear the views of young people themselves, as well as of teachers … Continue reading

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New resources from The Diana Awards to support young people with identity and online pressures #onlinesafety

New figures released by a YouGov poll, commissioned by the youth charity The Diana Award, reveal how online pressures to conform could be affecting young people’s sense of self. This new online survey conducted amongst 589 GB children aged 13-17 … 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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BBC launches ‘Own It’ website to help under-12s navigate online risks #esafety #onlinesafety

The BBC have launched a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate “the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online”. The site, Own It, features video clips and content by presenters and vloggers talking about issues including cyberbullying, privacy and … 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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Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

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Children’s Commissioner launches social media terms and conditions ‘jargon-buster’ teaching resources #esafety

The Children’s Commissioner has today published a set of new ‘jargon-busting’ documents to help young people understand social media terms and conditions as a follow-up to the ‘Growing up digital‘ study. These short guides are are not legal documents but … Continue reading

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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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