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

Among Us is an online multiplayer game with over 300 million monthly active users and has become hugely popular among children and young people.  Although the game has been around since 2018, its popularity skyrocketed during Summer 2020 due to lockdown restrictions and after several famous gaming ‘live streamers’ played it on their channels.  But what is it? How does it work and

Everyone’s Invited – Actions and Responses

Latest Update 15th April 2021: The website ‘Everyone’s Invited’ currently has 14,938 testimonies and 42,785 users.  Ofsted inspectors are planning to carry out checks on all schools in England that have been named on the website. The visits will be part of an emergency review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges led by the UK Government, with plans for completion at the end of May.   The Department of Education (DfE) has said that

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

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Regaining Control 

We have previously raised concerns in the media about self-generated sexual imagery. In this article, we unpack the issue and bring you top tips on supporting children and young people by keeping control of images. What is Self-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Material? Self-generated child sexual abuse

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

Who are your Trusted Adults?

Our in house education team has produced a brand new set of resources for school and home learning. We’ve included important information on how children and young people can identify and reach out to Trusted Adults - the people who they can turn to in times of worry, stress or crisis. Resources include posters,

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