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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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