Tag Archives: 2017

Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2017 published

Ofcom have published their annual Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report  for 2017. The report examines children’s media literacy and provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as about … 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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UKCCIS Children’s Online Activities, Risks and Safety: Literature Review published

The UKCCIS evidence review group have  published a literature review regarding ‘Children’s online activities, risks and safety.’ The review focusses on exploring: trends, to understand recent developments and anticipate emerging issues; online risk of harm to children and implications for … Continue reading

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Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper published

On the 11th October 2017, the Government published a consultation that will help shape the UK’s strategies around online safety. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper aims to consider how we can ensure that Britain is the safest place in the world … Continue reading

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Inappropriate resources for schools and settings: notice from the Education Safeguarding Team

The Education Safeguarding Team have recently been contacted by another Local Authority who has issued a warning to schools relating to inappropriate resources being sent by independent companies, apparently free of charge, for use in PSHE lessons. Although seemingly harmless, … Continue reading

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Digital Parenting Magazine 6 available now! #esafety

Now in its sixth edition, Digital Parenting, an online safety guide for families created by Parent Zone and Vodafone, is a FREE  resource for schools and other organisations working with families throughout the UK. Digital parenting can be accessed electronically here … Continue reading

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CEOP Think U Know: Youth Produced Sexual Images Survey

The CEOP Think U Know team  are looking for  professionals working within schools or police forces to  complete a survey regarding youth produced sexual imagery (‘sexting’). Following the launch of the UKCCIS Guidance ‘Sexting in schools and colleges: Responding to … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Acceptable Use Policy Templates and Guidance #esafety

The Education Safeguarding Team have updated the Acceptable Use Policy Templates and  supporting guidance documents for September 2017. The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) document contains updated guidance for leaders and managers to assist them in writing effective and embedded AUPs, … Continue reading

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Staying Safe Online over the Summer: Template #esafety Letter for Parents/Carers

As the Summer holidays approach, many children may be looking forward to having more free time to spend chatting with friends and playing games online. Schools may find this to be an ideal time to highlight some simple online safety tips … Continue reading

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