Tag Archives: 2017

Snapchat’s new Snap Maps feature- what school’s need to know #esafety

Last week, Snapchat announced a new feature to their photo and video sharing app called ‘Snap Maps’,  which allows users to share and access ‘snaps’ by location. “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, … Continue reading

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Childnet Film Competition 2017 now open!

Open to all UK schools and youth organisations, the eighth annual Childnet film competition invites young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film about internet safety. All films must showcase positive and inspiring use of … Continue reading

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#SID2017 – Top Tips for Young People and Parents

The following tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre may be helpful for schools and settings to share with learners and parents/carers so they can consider how they can help “be the change?” for this years Safer Internet Day. How … Continue reading

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“Growing up Digital” – New report from the Children’s Commissioner

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England has published the results of a year-long study, the Growing Up Digital report. The report explores how well children are prepared to engage with the internet and states that today’s children are left to learn about the … Continue reading

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Action Fraud – “Department of Education” ransomware alert for schools

Action Fraud have published an alert warning to schools reagrding a scam which  tricks people into installing ransomware which then encrypts files on victim’s computers. Fraudsters are initially cold calling education establishments claiming to be from the “Department of Education”. They … Continue reading

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