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Among Us: Your Go-To Guide to the Game Everyone’s Talking About

Date Published: 14th May,2021 Among Us is an online multiplayer game with over 300 million monthly active users which has become hugely popular among children and young people. Although the game has been around since 2018, its popularity skyrocketed during the summer of 2020 due to lockdown restrictions and after several famous gaming live streamers played it on their channels.  But what is it? How

Foster Care Fortnight: How fostering can transform lives

Date Published: 12th May, 2021 This year, the 10th-23rd of May marks Foster Care Fortnight: an annual campaign which highlights the power of fostering and the fostering community. These two weeks offer a chance to consider the passion, dedication and commitment that is practised by Foster Carers everyday whilst also highlighting the need for more people to consider giving it a go.  The theme of

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Taking Back Control 

Last Updated: 23rd June, 2021   We have previously raised concerns about the dangers of self-generated sexual imagery created by children and young people. It can be scary and confusing for children and young people, especially if they lose control of any images. Here, we help define this issue and give you some top tips on supporting children and young people by keeping control of images. 

Does Gaming Promote Gambling?

The lockdown inevitably resulted in children and young people spending more time playing online games. Research conducted during the lockdown has found that over half of 13- to 18-year-olds prefer to keep in touch with friends via gaming than social media. In the past several years, the line between online gaming and online gambling has become even more blurred. There are also legitimate concerns that being introduced to gambling via

Awareness days and TikTok’s new kindness feature

Join our Safeguarding Hub Newsletter Network Members of our network receive weekly updates on the trends, risks and threats to children and young people online.  What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children Our animated video has reached over 350,000 views on YouTube. Watch Last

Meet Dispo: The Image Sharing App

At INEQE Safeguarding Group, our online safety experts constantly monitor the development of new apps, platforms and the emerging trends and safeguarding risks they present. We know that standing still can mean falling behind.   In recent weeks, our team have been alerted to a new image-based app called Dispo. This app is currently in the testing phase, but several large-scale media outlets have already commented on the app’s appealing features and bright future.   In

Impact of Social Media on Eating Disorders

Social media is integrated into many young people’s daily lives. Due to the pandemic, children and young people are spending more time than ever on these platforms. For most young people, social media is a place to connect with others and somewhere to find entertainment. However, there are growing concerns about how content on

Safeguarding ALERT – Dangerous Chat Rooms

We first alerted our networks and the public last year, to dangerous activities happening on Omegle. Following recurring press reports, and concerns from parents and safeguarding professionals, we’re again pushing this alert to our networks. Last year schools across the UK were warned about a well-known chat room. Some schools issued warnings to parents and carers urging

Making the Internet a Safer Place – For Everyone

This blog is about Assistive Technology how it can be used to include children with additional needs in digital spaces. Our Makaton video will enable children to build a trusted team of adults who they can rely on for help, support and guidance. Ineqe Safeguarding Group values an online world that’s not only safer but

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