Tag Archives: Letter

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 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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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

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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

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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: Dealing With Complaints by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites #esafety

The Kent Area Education Officers (AEOs) and Education Safeguarding Team have updated the  ‘Dealing With Complaints against Schools and Settings by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites‘  for September 2017. The document contains: Updated guidance for leaders and managers … 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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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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