Tag Archives: Schools

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 what are the new and popular apps and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents which apps, games … Continue reading

Posted in Age limits, apps, Children and Young People, e-Safety, Early Years, Education Leaders and Managers, Independent Schools, Internet Safety, Kent, Letter, Online safety, Parents, Primary Resources, Schools, Secondary Resources, Social Media, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Advice, e-Safety, Independent Schools, Kent, Online safety, Parents, Professionals, Research, Safeguarding, Schools, Social Media, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FREE PSHE Association-accredited resources regarding body image and self-esteem from Parent Zone and Dove

Parent Zone are working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to bring its acclaimed PSHE Association-accredited resources to UK schools. FREE in-school teaching resources are available, that have been specially designed to help teachers deliver workshops to pupils, promoting self-esteem and body confidence. … Continue reading

Posted in Body Image and Self-Esteem, Children and Young People, e-Safety, Online safety, Parent Info, Parent Zone, Parents, PSHE, Resources, Schools, Secondary Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be made statutory in all schools

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, announced that relationships and sex education will be made statutory in all primary and secondary schools, with schools required to teach this content from September 2019. All primary schools in England … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Department for Education, DfE, e-Safety, Government, Independent Schools, Pornography, Primary Resources, Schools, Secondary Resources, Sexting, SRE | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated Kent Guidance for #SID2017 – Using Social Media and Technology in Education Settings

Kent County Council are pleased to announce that the “Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings” guidance has been updated. In today’s modern society, social media is often considered to be an everyday communication tool. For many members of … Continue reading

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

New Digital Advertising Resources for KS2 from Media Smart

Earlier this month the Children’s Commissioner released a report ‘Growing Up Digital’ which highlighted the need for young people to be better prepared for online life by building their digital resilience. For many children today, the digital world is a … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Advertising, e-Safety, Media Smart, Parents, Primary Resources, Resources, Schools, Social Media, Vlogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2017, Cybercrime, Schools | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2016, e-Safety, Letter, Parents, Schools | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Anti-Bullying Week 2016 – 14th-18th November #PowerForGood

Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year takes place from the 14th-18th November. The theme for this year is ‘Power for Good’ with the following key aims: To support children and young people to use their Power for Good … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Anti-Bullying, Cyberbullying, Schools | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2016, Colleges and sixth forms, e-Safety, Early Years, Education Leaders and Managers, Independent Schools, Kent, Ofsted, Policy, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment