Tag Archives: 2016

Online Safety at Christmas Time and Beyond – Template Letter to share with Parents

As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games under the tree. Educational settings may find this to be an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety tips to help parents/carers make … Continue reading

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New data from Ofcom – Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2016

On the 16th November 2016 Ofcom published new research Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes. Jane Rumble, Ofcom Director of Market Intelligence said: “Children’s lives are increasingly digital, with tablets and smartphones commanding more attention than ever. Even so, families are … Continue reading

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Kent Online Safety Template and Guidance resources – updated for September 2016

The Kent Online Safety policy template and guidance has been updated for September 2016. This version takes into account the recently updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2016 statutory guidance for schools and colleges and the Ofsted “Inspecting safeguarding in early … Continue reading

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Online Safety within “Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” updated September 2016

The Ofsted common inspection framework and inspecting safeguarding document came into effect from 1 September 2015 . This post is an update based of the “Inspecting Safeguarding” document updated in September 2016 following the publication of DfE statutory guidance, Keeping children … Continue reading

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Childnet Film Competition 2016

Childnet love to celebrate the positive things that young people are doing online that’s why each year they hold a film competition which showcases young people’s creativity and understanding of e-Safety issues. The theme for 2016 is about how we can all make a … Continue reading

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BBC3 docudrama on the life of Breck Bednar – online grooming resources for schools

Tonight (Tuesday 26th January 2016) BBC3 will broadcast a new docudrama about the murder of 14-year old Breck Bednar after he was groomed online. The programme ‘Murder Games’ sees Breck’s family and friends recount how Breck was manipulated and isolated by Lewis Daynes, then … Continue reading

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Schools: get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016 #SID2016

On the 9th February 2016, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day is a great opportunity to talk to young people about the … Continue reading

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