2011, 2020

Meet Fleets: Twitter’s New Disappearing Stories Feature

Twitter is the latest social media platform to announce that they are launching a disappearing feature. The new feature called ‘Fleets’ is now available to its 321 million users worldwide after several trials in Brazil, Italy, India, and South

1911, 2020

2 Games you Should know About This Month

‘Let’s get to cunch-line’ From the Children’s Commissioners 2019 report ‘Gaming the System’ we know that around 93% of children in the UK play video games and this leisure time has benefits for their development. Despite these benefits, we

1811, 2020

TikTok Updates its Parental Controls 

Following continued coverage of the risks the platform can pose to children and young people,  TikTok has announced changes to its parental control settings.  This article details the changes to the parental control settings and provides an overview of

1711, 2020

Dealing With Cyberbullying

Bullying is not a normal part of childhood and should never happen. The long-term impact of cyberbullying on a young person's physical and mental wellbeing can be profound. Cyberbullying, as with all bullying can contribute to mental health

1311, 2020

Do you know these 10 signs of bullying?

All children and young people have the right to learn in a safe and healthy environment free from bullying, harassment and intimidation in all forms. Unfortunately, bullying still happens inside and outside of school, but most cases are resolved

1211, 2020

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Regaining Control 

This week (9th November 2020) the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media launched a national inquiry into the surge in ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse material, alongside the UK Safer Internet Centre. We have previously raised concerns in the media about

1011, 2020

How Disappearing Messaging Poses Risks to Children

WhatsApp has now launched its disappearing messages feature and our team of online safety experts are busy testing this function. Sign up to our Safeguarding Hub Newsletter to keep up to date with alerts and changes like this one.

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