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Demos study finds that a quarter of young people have bullied or insulted someone online #esafety

A report based on a 9 month mapping period involving 668 16-to-18 year olds, published on the 2nd October 2017 think-tank Demos found: 26 per cent of the 16-18 year olds surveyed say they have ‘bullied or insulted someone else’ online … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2018 Theme Announced!

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2018  has been announced as “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February.  SID is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer … Continue reading

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Kayleigh’s Love Story – Film produced by Leicestershire Police

A film about how a 15-year-old Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online and subsequently murdered has made available . This resource is hard-hitting and contains scenes which can be distressing (the film is rated as being suitable for audiences of 15+); the … Continue reading

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NCA launches “sextortion” (webcam blackmail) campaign

This week the National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a national campaign to raise awareness about “Sextortion”  or web cam blackmail. This follows a recent BBC news report where in the past year, the suicide of four young men have … 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 Online Safety Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Curriculum Leads in Schools and Early Years Settings

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team will be providing a range of centralised events for Kent schools and settings regarding online safety which are available on Kent CPD online. “Online Safety (e-Safety) for Designated Safeguarding Leads”: is aimed at Designated Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Childnet resource update – Captain Kara and her new SMART Crew!

Updated in time for the new academic year, Captain Kara and her new SMART Crew give advice on how to stay SMART online. The Adventures of Captain Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew are a series of videos created by … Continue reading

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Online Safety in the Computing Curriculum Resources Updated for 2016-17 by Childnet

Childnet has updated their Online Safety in the Computing Curriculum resources ready for the 2016/2017 academic year. The Computing Curriculum The Computing Curriculum was introduced in England to give pupils the knowledge and skills they need to use information and communication technology in a … Continue reading

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Secondary Schools – Join Childnet’s study!

Childnet are working with the University of Central Lancashire on a research study of children’s experiences online. UK secondary schools are invited to join the research study, which will explore young people’s digital experiences and risk-taking and help-seeking behaviours. As … Continue reading

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Online Safety Concern: Important Information for Kent Schools and Settings

We have been made aware of a situation in Kent where children have been talking to and exchanging pictures with strangers online. Picture and video chat websites and apps like Skype, Instagram YouNow, Omegle, Oovoo and others, allow children and … Continue reading

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