1911, 2020

2 Games you Should know About

‘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.

511, 2020

Among Us: The Game Everyone is Talking About

Among Us is an online multiplayer game that has become popular among children and young people in the last number of months. But what is it? How does it work and is it safe for children and young people?

211, 2020

Be Safer on TikTok

With over 1.5 billion downloads across 155 different countries, TikTok has soared in popularity. Some of you have recently got in touch to ask for more information about TikTok and its safety settings. To help you support the

2710, 2020

The Spread of Misinformation

4 min read Key Points The spread of misinformation in the UK has reached new heights and is now having real impacts on people’s health, as well as our national security According to Ofcom, 61% of people

2210, 2020

Rule 34: when fan art becomes dangerous

The internet is no stranger to harmful or disturbing content. Earlier this week, our safeguarding network was alerted to several young people mentioning ‘Rule 34’ as a potential source of information regarding sex. But what is the so-called Rule

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