We have received reports from parents and young people around a new feature found in popular app Snapchat. This feature allows users to obtain directions to another user’s exact location and address. Since its release, many users have expressed their outrage and have called out the platform for including it without

SAFEGUARDING ALERT – Snapchat Meet Up2022-07-01T16:05:21+01:00

Telegram: Your Online Safety Guide


In our digital world, there are many apps and platforms created to help us stay connected to those we love and find new connections with people from all over the world. Children and young people are growing up in a time where instant messaging and video calls are equal to

Telegram: Your Online Safety Guide2022-06-01T14:19:56+01:00

Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season


As children’s charity Childline recently announced that the number of counselling sessions they’ve delivered about exam stress to young people has doubled in the past seven months, we’ve created this guide to help you support the children and young people in your care who may be experiencing exam stress.  

Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season2022-05-27T16:37:02+01:00

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022


After a consultation period that ran from January 2022 to March 2022, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022 was released on the GOV.UK website on May 20th, 2022. This guidance will come into effect on the September 1st, 2022 and will replace the previous Keeping

Keeping Children Safe in Education 20222022-05-26T13:51:03+01:00

Understanding ‘Missing’


When we think of ‘missing’, and in particular missing children, many of us gravitate towards abduction and the ‘snatched-from-their-beds' scenarios. The reality is much broader than that – it’s not always a complex tale with twists and turns like that of a five-part TV drama. However, whether a case is

Understanding ‘Missing’2022-05-25T15:07:49+01:00

Apex Legends: Everything You Need to Know


In the last few years, battle royale style games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite: Battle Royale have become global hits with children and young people. One videogame, however, has taken a different approach to the genre by creating a diverse and interesting world for gamers to explore and enjoy.  We’ve taken a deeper look at the popular game Apex Legends to help parents and

Apex Legends: Everything You Need to Know2022-05-20T15:22:21+01:00

Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Thursday the 19th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (also known as GAAD). It’s a day to reflect, discuss and learn about digital access and online inclusion. In a time in which we rely on online spaces and technology more than ever, it’s important that

Global Accessibility Awareness Day2022-05-19T16:39:39+01:00

The FIFA Playbook – A Guide for Parents and Carers


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

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected


Passwords are the first line of defence when it comes to protecting your personal information. Think about how many of your details are stored online. Things like your address, date of birth, credit card details, and both work and personal banking information are used for things

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected2022-05-05T17:00:12+01:00

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature


While tech companies are constantly releasing new updates and features for mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, one of Apple’s upcoming releases is getting a lot of attention from safeguarding professionals as well as parents and carers.   We’ve taken a look at the ‘Communication Safety in Messages’

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature2022-05-24T11:57:03+01:00
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