Tag Archives: 2015

Vodafone Digital Parenting 4th Edition now available!

The fantastic new issue of Digital Parenting magazine is out this week. Packed with great articles on everything from cyberbullying to whether online games are damaging children, it’s got everything that parents and carers need to know about keeping children … Continue reading

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Children and young people’s risk behaviours: discussion paper

The Cabinet Office and the Department of Health have published a discussion paper which explores the decrease in ‘risky’ behaviours in children and young people, possible causes and what new risks could emerge. The Horizon Scanning Programme Team led a … Continue reading

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iRights Initiative

On the 29th July 2015 Baroness Beeban Kidron launched iRights, a new civil society initiative which seeks to make the digital world a more transparent and empowering place for children and young people (under 18) by delivering a universal framework of digital … Continue reading

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New Online Safety Leaflet for Parents/carers from Kent Trading Standards and Kent Safeguarding Children Board

Kent Trading Standards and Kent Safeguarding Children Board have published a new leaflet for Parents/carers about helping to keep children safe online at home. The leaflet features useful tips and information for parents/carers as well as links to websites to … Continue reading

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Ofsted publishes new ‘Online Safety in Schools’ survey

On the 3rd July, 2015, Ofsted published a new review which highlighted data from a survey of online safety practice across all HMI-led inspections during March 2015.  The survey referenced discussions on online safety issues with senior leaders, staff, governors … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Non-association independent school inspection handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from a post which highlights online safety within the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework available here and Inspecting Safeguarding here. Please be aware that these posts should not be read in isolation. Please be aware that this … Continue reading

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Online Safety within the “Early Years Inspection Handbook” from September 2015

This post follows on from posts which highlights online safety within Ofsted’s The Common Inspection Framework and Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills. Please be aware that this post will only highlight elements reflective of online safety and … Continue reading

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New Ofcom Report 2015 finds that half of UK homes have turned to tablets in just five years

New Ofcom research has revealed that the tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years as over half of UK households (54%) one. Apple’s iPad launched in the UK on 28 May 2010 and, alongside … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s publication – “Youth And The Internet: a guide for policy makers”

Barnardo’s have published a report (May 2015) written by Jonathan Rallings, which highlights concerns about the impact the internet is, and may be, having on young people, emerging from two central ideas beginning to gain traction in public debate:   That … Continue reading

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Schools: get your pupils involved in a nationwide survey about apps and mobile devices

Leading e-safety charity Childnet wants to hear from young people about how they use their mobile devices and is inviting schools across the UK to get involved! The survey for 11-18s is exploring how young people use mobile devices, such … Continue reading

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