Five Activities To Get kids Outdoors this Easter

2024-03-28T14:38:00+00:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here We know it can be a challenge getting children and young people to switch off from screens during the Easter break, so we’ve found five outdoor apps to help get the children and young people in your care out exploring nature.

Five Activities To Get kids Outdoors this Easter2024-03-28T14:38:00+00:00

Dangerous Challenge Raises Serious Safeguarding Concerns

2024-04-19T12:43:31+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is the challenge? You might have heard about a recent, tragic incident involving an 11-year-old boy in Lancashire who lost his life after reportedly taking part in a dangerous trend called ‘chroming’ during a sleepover. Chroming involves inhaling various chemicals like

Dangerous Challenge Raises Serious Safeguarding Concerns2024-04-19T12:43:31+01:00

Safeguarding Update – Navigating the Risks of Saltburn

2024-04-19T12:43:32+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Images © Amazon Studios In response to concerns within our Safer Schools community, we're issuing this Safeguarding Update regarding the highly explicit nature of Saltburn. This is a trending movie on Amazon Prime Video with a 15+ rating which

Safeguarding Update – Navigating the Risks of Saltburn2024-04-19T12:43:32+01:00

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023

2024-03-28T14:38:04+00:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here The latest update to the guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children has been released by the Department for Education. It replaces the previous guidance (often referred to as simply ‘Working Together’) released in 2018. Below, we provide a summary of the key

Working Together to Safeguard Children 20232024-03-28T14:38:04+00:00

Safeguarding Update: Jeffy

2024-04-19T12:43:32+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Our online safeguarding experts have received reports about a YouTube cartoon series called Jeffy. At first glance, the puppet-style cartoon could be mistaken for child-appropriate content. However, Jeffy is part of a wider trend of animated videos that may look child-friendly but

Safeguarding Update: Jeffy2024-04-19T12:43:32+01:00

Why Are Teachers Being Targeted on TikTok?

2024-04-05T09:42:57+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Also referred to as teacher-targeted bullying, there’s been a stark and alarming rise in the online cyberbullying of teachers in recent years. Although it’s hard to pinpoint when teacher-targeted bullying began, the targeting of teachers is not necessarily a new concept. However,

Why Are Teachers Being Targeted on TikTok?2024-04-05T09:42:57+01:00

Safeguarding Update – Vent

2024-04-05T09:42:59+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Our online safety experts have received reports from our Safer School partners about a peer support app that could be reinforcing harmful behaviour. Vent markets itself towards children and young people as a platform where they can express themselves, “chill out”

Safeguarding Update – Vent2024-04-05T09:42:59+01:00

Safeguarding Update: Dangerous Chat Websites

2024-04-05T09:43:00+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Our online safety experts have received reports from our Safer School partners about an anonymous chat website being used by children and young people. Emerald Chat markets itself as “the new Omegle”, another dangerous platform that encourages users to talk to strangers.

Safeguarding Update: Dangerous Chat Websites2024-04-05T09:43:00+01:00

Protecting Young People from Sextortion: A Guide for Parents and Safeguarding Professionals

2024-04-05T09:43:01+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is Sextortion? In today's digital age, young people are increasingly vulnerable to online threats, and one such menace is sextortion. Sextortion is a cyber-enabled crime that exploits a young person's trust and seeks to control them through the threat of public

Protecting Young People from Sextortion: A Guide for Parents and Safeguarding Professionals2024-04-05T09:43:01+01:00

Three Tips for a Safer Digital Summer

2024-04-05T09:44:54+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here As summer approaches, now is the time we begin to make plans for family fun, amazing adventures and making memories. Of course, it will also be time to think up ways to combat “Mum, Dad - I’m bored!”. Given the current

Three Tips for a Safer Digital Summer2024-04-05T09:44:54+01:00

Understanding Sexual Consent Among Young People

2024-04-05T09:44:55+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here In today's rapidly evolving world, young individuals face a multitude of challenges in navigating relationships. It is crucial the adults in their life equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and respect boundaries. Understanding sexual consent goes beyond a

Understanding Sexual Consent Among Young People2024-04-05T09:44:55+01:00

Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season

2024-04-05T09:44:56+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here As children’s charity Childline recently announced that the number of counselling sessions they’ve delivered about exam stress to young people has increased by 10% in the last year, we’ve created this guide to help you support the children and young people in

Exam Stress: 5 Tips to Thrive This Exam Season2024-04-05T09:44:56+01:00

Youth Vaping – The Need-to-Know on This Rising Trend

2024-04-05T09:44:59+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Vaping seems to be everywhere nowadays. It seems you can’t go to a petrol station or walk through a shopping centre without seeing colourful advertising or catching a sickly-sweet scent lingering in the air. While vapes (also known as electronic cigarettes or

Youth Vaping – The Need-to-Know on This Rising Trend2024-04-05T09:44:59+01:00

UK Emergency Alerts Test

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Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here On Sunday 23rd April, the UK government will be testing the Emergency Alert system. At 3pm, mobile phone and/or tablet users across the UK will receive a message on the home screen of their device. Phones will also play loud siren-like

UK Emergency Alerts Test2024-03-28T14:41:34+00:00

Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes Report 2023

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Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Communications regulator Ofcom has released their annual Media Use and Attitudes Report that looks at recent online trends and the attitudes of children and parents across the UK. The report provides an insight into the media use, attitudes and understanding of

Ofcom’s Media Use and Attitudes Report 20232024-04-05T09:44:59+01:00

Introduction to ChatGPT and AI chatbots

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Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is an AI chatbot? Chatbots are a type of artificial intelligence designed to interact with users in a conversational manner. Unlike Googling a question, an AI Chatbot gives more context to the answer. So, instead of providing a list of links

Introduction to ChatGPT and AI chatbots2024-04-05T09:45:00+01:00

A Review of Harmful Content Online

2024-04-05T09:48:15+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Download resource It is not difficult to imagine harmful or abusive behaviours being present on social media. What can be challenging to deal with is the presence of popular online personalities or influencers who

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What is YouTube Go Live Together?

2024-04-05T09:48:17+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here YouTube have begun rolling out a new livestreaming feature called ‘Go Live Together’. This guide to YouTube Go Live Together outlines what the feature is, what the risks are, and some top tips to help the children and young people in your

What is YouTube Go Live Together?2024-04-05T09:48:17+01:00

Your Guide to Twitch

2024-04-05T09:48:17+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here If you have a gamer in your household, chances are you’ve heard the word ‘Twitch’ being used. The name sounds fun, age-appropriate, and harmless. It would be easy to assume it is a type of game or a new slang word. In

Your Guide to Twitch2024-04-05T09:48:17+01:00

Safeguarding Alert: Explicit Images Trend on TikTok

2024-04-19T12:43:33+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is the issue? Our safeguarding experts have been made aware of a viral challenge circulating on TikTok using variations of the hashtag ‘foopah’. A play on the phrase ‘faux pas’ (an embarrassing public act), the trend encourages

Safeguarding Alert: Explicit Images Trend on TikTok2024-04-19T12:43:33+01:00

Safeguarding Update: ‘Depression Rooms’ on Roblox

2024-04-05T09:48:19+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Warning The following update includes distressing themes, such as suicide and self-harm acts, that may be triggering for some readers. Due to the popularity of online gaming platform Roblox with children and young people under the age of

Safeguarding Update: ‘Depression Rooms’ on Roblox2024-04-05T09:48:19+01:00

How safe is the JusTalk app?

2024-04-05T09:35:06+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is the JusTalk app and is it safe for young people? Schools and safeguarding professionals are reporting that children and young people are receiving harmful and inappropriate messages on the JusTalk app. After an investigation by our Online Safety Experts,

How safe is the JusTalk app?2024-04-05T09:35:06+01:00

The Pupil Safeguarding Review: Top 5 platforms pupils feel unsafe using

2024-04-05T09:35:07+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here New research has uncovered the top five platforms young people feel the most unsafe whilst using. The Pupil Safeguarding Review investigated the effectiveness of school safeguarding policy, with an aim of understanding whether pupils feel safe in a variety of settings.

The Pupil Safeguarding Review: Top 5 platforms pupils feel unsafe using2024-04-05T09:35:07+01:00

Online Safety Update: ‘The Game’ on Roblox

2024-04-05T09:49:47+01:00

WARNING: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. Discretion is advised. We have received reports of a viral post circulating on social media about an alleged self-harm ‘game’ being shared on popular gaming platform Roblox. Known as ‘The Game’, the post claims that

Online Safety Update: ‘The Game’ on Roblox2024-04-05T09:49:47+01:00

What is Virtual Reality?

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Over the last two years, there has been a surge in UK households using virtual reality. While it may seem like science fiction, virtual reality (VR) is becoming more popular every day, especially with children and young people. Quick Stats Research predicts the next generation will

What is Virtual Reality?2024-04-05T09:49:47+01:00
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