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News on National Child Exploitation Day and more

2023-03-16T12:45:46+00:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to Safeguarding Soundbites, the podcast that brings you all the latest safeguarding news and advice. This week, we’re talking about National Child Exploitation Awareness Day, ChatGPT and the Online Safety Bill.Saturday the 18th of March sees National Child Exploitation Day,

News on National Child Exploitation Day and more2023-03-16T12:45:46+00:00

How safe is the JusTalk app?

2023-02-17T15:51:49+00:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is the JusTalk app and is it safe for young people? Schools and safeguarding professionals are reporting that children and young people are receiving harmful and inappropriate messages on the JusTalk app. After an investigation by our Online Safety Experts,

How safe is the JusTalk app?2023-02-17T15:51:49+00:00

25 Punny Phrases for Your Valentine

2023-03-31T11:28:31+01:00

You are PUNbelievable! Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and the perfect day to remind your loved ones how much you care. Why not surprise someone you love with one of these puns? It could be your mum, dad, carer, brother, sister, best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or simply

25 Punny Phrases for Your Valentine2023-03-31T11:28:31+01:00

Twitter rule changes, Pupil Safeguarding Review and More

2023-02-03T16:16:22+00:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to this week’s Safeguarding Soundbites, the podcast that gives you all the latest safeguarding updates and news that you can use to keep the children and young people in your life safer online. February is here and that means one

Twitter rule changes, Pupil Safeguarding Review and More2023-02-03T16:16:22+00:00

Safer Internet Day 2023 – Resources

2023-01-25T15:58:32+00:00

At INEQE Safeguarding Group, we believe that every day should be a safer internet day for children and young people. To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2023, we’ve put together a list of our resources to help you empower and protect those in your care as they engage with the digital world. This year’s theme for

Safer Internet Day 2023 – Resources2023-01-25T15:58:32+00:00

Online Safety Update: ‘The Game’ on Roblox

2023-01-13T10:23:02+00:00

WARNING: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. Discretion is advised. We have received reports of a viral post circulating on social media about an alleged self-harm ‘game’ being shared on popular gaming platform Roblox. Known as ‘The Game’, the post claims that

Online Safety Update: ‘The Game’ on Roblox2023-01-13T10:23:02+00:00

Parents’ Guide to Gifting Tech

2023-01-20T14:54:29+00:00

When you gift a device that can access the internet, you’re not just gifting the device itself: you’re giving a portal to the entire online world. And while that includes all the fun bits, like chatting with friends and finding new favourite games, it also comes with a whole host

Parents’ Guide to Gifting Tech2023-01-20T14:54:29+00:00

Prevent Duty Update 2022

2022-10-20T15:22:57+01:00

The Department for Education has updated its statutory guidance ‘Prevent duty: an introduction for those with safeguarding responsibilities’, and the corresponding self-assessment tool for schools. The Prevent duty guidance is aimed at those with safeguarding responsibilities in education settings within England. It outlines statutory duties regarding the prevention of extremist ideologies

Prevent Duty Update 20222022-10-20T15:22:57+01:00

Safeguarding Update: Blonde and Dahmer

2022-10-10T11:34:04+01:00

Due to the popularity of two of Netflix’s most recent releases, Blonde (a Marilyn Monroe biopic) and Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, our online safety experts have released this Safeguarding Update, which highlights the main risks and concerns associated with the disturbing content in

Safeguarding Update: Blonde and Dahmer2022-10-10T11:34:04+01:00

Dangerous online chat rooms, deleting messages and Safeguarding News

2022-09-30T16:30:30+01:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to Safeguarding Soundbites, the podcast that keeps you up to date with the latest online safeguarding news, alerts, and advice. Trigger Warning: The following story could be upsetting and graphic for younger listeners. If you are with your young person,

Dangerous online chat rooms, deleting messages and Safeguarding News2022-09-30T16:30:30+01:00

Dangerous Online Chat Room – Safeguarding Alert

2023-01-20T14:55:37+00:00

We have previously reported on dangerous online platform called Omegle and the risks it poses to children and young people who visit it. Following a recent press release and concerns from parents, carers, and safeguarding professionals, we have decided to release further information and guidance. What is Omegle?

Dangerous Online Chat Room – Safeguarding Alert2023-01-20T14:55:37+00:00

Deleting Messages – An Online Safety Guide

2022-10-03T13:01:27+01:00

Have you ever sent a message, and immediately wished you could unsend it? Many messaging options on popular platforms are starting to make this wish come true by offering a ‘deleting messages’ feature. Our online safety experts have taken a look at the various options to help parents and

Deleting Messages – An Online Safety Guide2022-10-03T13:01:27+01:00

Instagram Updates – An Online Safety Guide to the Latest Features

2022-10-05T14:35:47+01:00

Many of today’s most popular platforms have begun to release more and more features and updates that claim to help parents and carers protect younger users. Instagram has been releasing updates almost monthly, with many features building on its promise to improve the impact the platform has after significant negative press.  

Instagram Updates – An Online Safety Guide to the Latest Features2022-10-05T14:35:47+01:00

Harmful Content, Social Media Updates and Safeguarding News

2022-09-23T16:05:39+01:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to Safeguarding Soundbites, the podcast that keeps you in the know with weekly updates on the latest safeguarding news, alerts and advice. I’m Colin Stitt, Head of Safer Schools at INEQE Safeguarding Group. Harmful content online is nothing new. But

Harmful Content, Social Media Updates and Safeguarding News2022-09-23T16:05:39+01:00

Has Seesaw been hacked?

2022-09-23T15:27:55+01:00

You may have heard about a recent cyberattack on the popular school platform, Seesaw. While there was misconception over whether this applied only to the United States, we have received reports that schools across the UK have been affected by this attack.

Has Seesaw been hacked?2022-09-23T15:27:55+01:00

Energy Bills Scam

2022-09-23T12:21:37+01:00

We have recently been alerted to a new scam being circulated across the UK. This phishing scam involves a text message that links you to a fake UK government website to register for the energy bills discount scheme. Our Scam Alert will help you understand what the scam is, how to

Energy Bills Scam2022-09-23T12:21:37+01:00

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes

2022-09-09T10:51:59+01:00

When a viral challenge is reported in the news or on social media, it's often easier to consider the risks than establish the facts. Making the decision to issue guidance or warnings about challenges and hoaxes is often informed by the principle of ‘better safe than sorry’. While safeguarding responses to online harms are vital, the

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes2022-09-09T10:51:59+01:00

Talking to Young People About Suicide

2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

If a young person in your care has an active suicide plan you should go with them to your nearest A&E for immediate support. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay World Suicide Prevention Day happens every year on September 10th. This year the theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. The theme aims to suggest that all of our

Talking to Young People About Suicide2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

Esports, BeReal & More

2022-09-02T13:32:03+01:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to the last of our special jam-packed summer editions of Safeguarding Soundbites. My name’s Colin Stitt and I’m the Head of Safer Schools at INEQE Safeguarding Group. Today I’m going to be bringing you a round-up of all the latest

Esports, BeReal & More2022-09-02T13:32:03+01:00

A Beginners Guide to Deepfakes

2022-08-05T10:47:15+01:00

This guide to deepfakes explains not only what deepfakes are, but also outlines the risks they could pose and provides practical, helpful advice on how to help protect the children and young people in your care. We’ve all had that wow moment when something

A Beginners Guide to Deepfakes2022-08-05T10:47:15+01:00

Helpful Examples of How Technology Can Support Children with Autism

2022-07-15T16:06:03+01:00

To celebrate Disability Pride Month and Disability Awareness Day, we’re looking at how technology can support people with Autism in their day-to-day lives. As technology continues to evolve, we realise it has the potential to be a force for good; a powerful way to empower children

Helpful Examples of How Technology Can Support Children with Autism2022-07-15T16:06:03+01:00

Instagram, Horizon Worlds & More

2022-06-24T14:07:48+01:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to Safeguarding Soundbites, your weekly podcast for staying in the loop with the latest in safeguarding news and getting up-to-date practical advice from our safeguarding experts here at Ineqe Safeguarding Group. I’m Colin Stitt, Head of Safer Schools – let’s

Instagram, Horizon Worlds & More2022-06-24T14:07:48+01:00

The FIFA Playbook – A Guide for Parents and Carers

2022-05-06T16:20:41+01:00

We understand that the world of FIFA (and gaming in general) can seem overwhelming and unfamiliar as a parent or carer, especially if a child knows everything about the game. Our online safety experts have taken an extensive look at the popular game to help you better understand exactly what the child in your care

The FIFA Playbook – A Guide for Parents and Carers2022-05-06T16:20:41+01:00

Rocket League, Instagram & Assistive Tech

2022-05-24T11:54:36+01:00

Read the script below Hello and welcome to Safeguarding Soundbites, the go-to podcast for getting up-to-date safeguarding news fast! I’m Colin Stitt, head of Safer Schools at Ineqe Safeguarding Group and this week I’ll be talking about Rocket League, Instagram updates and, as always, this week’s online

Rocket League, Instagram & Assistive Tech2022-05-24T11:54:36+01:00

What is Rocket League?

2022-04-07T13:09:10+01:00

While you might have fond memories of videogames like Mario Kart and Sonic the Hedgehog, children and young people today will probably be more familiar with games like Rocket League. This free online game can be played on almost any console – no wonder it has

What is Rocket League?2022-04-07T13:09:10+01:00
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