Tag Archives: Social Networking

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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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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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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Kent Guidance for educations settings when dealing with complaints or issues raised on social networking sites

In January 2016 the Department for Education issued non-statutory guidance, “Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016” (for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities). The advice is designed to help governing bodies understand their obligations and duties in … Continue reading

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Is there an age limit for kids on social media? – Infographic from the Australian Children’s e-Safety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, many of which are useful to schools, parents/carers and young people in the UK. The office has recently published this new Infographic about age … Continue reading

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CEOP launch new Think U Know Toolkit

CEOP are delighted to announce the launch of the Thinkuknow Toolkit, with fifteen fun, engaging learning activities based on the 11-13 and 14+ areas of the website. If you’re getting ready for Safer Internet Day on 10 February why not … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Kent Teach Blog: Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips

The Kent Teach blog has published a guest blog post today by the Kent e-Safety officer, Rebecca Avery sharing practical tips and ideas for teachers considering using social networking tools either as part of classroom practice or as part of … Continue reading

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The experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites – new NSPCC Research.

In February 2014 the NSPCC published a new report which describes the experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites and the strategies they use to deal with things that upset them online. Researchers conducted an online self completion … Continue reading

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‘ZAK- Exploring Radicalisation’ – Training Opportunity for Kent Schools

‘Zak’ has been developed in partnership with Kent Police, the Center for Child Protection (University of Kent) and Kent County Council and seeks to present the opportunity to enable young people to become aware of some of the paths to … Continue reading

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