Tag Archives: Alert

Online Safety Alert – ‘Roblox’

The Education Safeguarding Team have received a number of enquiries following information circulating on social media with regards a ‘warning’ to parents relating to the use of the app ‘Roblox’. Whilst information has been shared with good intentions to raise … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alert – Social Media Concern: Information for Kent Schools

The following advice has been written by the Kent Education Safeguarding Team with approval from the Kent Police POLIT team. A version of this post has already been sent via email to Designated Safeguarding Leads registered with the Education Safeguarding … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Alert, Letter, Online Safety, Schools | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Online Challenges: Advice for Professionals from the UK Safer Internet Centre #esafety

Following recent press coverage, there has been a number of queries locally in Kent and beyond, from educational settings and wider children’s workforce professionals relating to the so-called ’48 hour challenge’. Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre have issued … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Alert, e-Safety, Letter, Online Safety, Schools, Social Media, Social Networking, UK Safer Internet Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anonymous Apps – what school’s need to know #esafety

There has been a recent increase in enquiries from education settings regarding ‘anonymous’ apps and websites. The Kent Online Safety team have put together some information to help schools consider how best to respond. Anonymous apps – what are they … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance and Resources #esafety

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team have updated a range of online safety guidance documents and resources for educational setting leaders, managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). The following documents or updated content is available via Kelsi: Updated: Online Safety Classroom … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Colleges and sixth forms, e-Safety, Early Years, Education Leaders and Managers, Governors, Independent Schools, Kent, Online Safety, Policy, Safeguarding, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding new and popular apps, and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents and carers about apps, games and … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via 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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Pokémon Go: links for schools to share with parents

Following recent enquiries from schools and settings regarding safety concerns about the ‘Pokémon Go’ app, the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer have collated a list of useful links for schools and settings to share with parents/carers. … 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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