Many of today’s most popular platforms have begun to release more and more features and updates that claim to help parents and carers protect younger users. Instagram has been releasing updates almost monthly, with many features building on its promise to improve the impact the platform has after significant negative press.
Header Image ©yoti.com With the recent announcements that both Yubo and Instagram will be partnering with Yoti as part of their new strategy to verify users’ ages, our online safety experts took a closer look at what Yoti is, and whether photo age verification
Today’s children and young people are engaging with content that would have seemed unbelievable when their parents were their age. It can make it difficult for their parents and carers to decide what is ‘age appropriate’ and what is not. This is especially true for horror,
According to the latest Online Nation report by Ofcom, only 14% of young people (13-17 years old) are reporting and flagging potentially harmful content or behaviour they see online. This article investigates why our children and young people aren’t reporting online abuse and inappropriate content and
It has never been more important to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the digital world. As headlines about virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse become more commonplace, one platform is beginning to rise in global prominence. Meta have recently released their virtual
It's Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. It is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations which many young people who are exploring their sexuality or who identify as LGBTQ+ find themselves
Published: 24th June, 2021 It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the
Published: 18th June, 2021 Loss is one of the most universal human experiences. Whether it be a loved one, a dream career, or a special place, no one is immune to loss and its lasting effects. This is especially true for children and young people, who often experience this before reaching emotional maturity. Any
Published: 2nd June, 2021 It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the
The digital world is no longer a separate reality, it has become blended into every part of our lives. If you are responsible for a child or young person, opting out of the world of social media is no longer an option for you. By embracing technology you can develop an understanding of the
Since the pandemic, many young people and their parents have reported struggling with their mental health. Mental health charity Young Minds found that 51% of young people in the UK said that the Coronavirus pandemic made their mental health a bit worse 32% said the situation has made their mental health
Smart speakers have grown in popularity among many households in the UK. Recent research found that over 1-in-5 UK households had a smart speaker as of the end of June 2019. That means that 5.8 million households in the UK now use a smart speaker for things such as listening to music, setting
Today TikTok bans under 16s from using its private messaging function. This means anyone under 16 will see the function disappear from their app. But will this ban work, and will it help keep children and young people safer on the platform?
Schools and education providers are under increased pressure during the pandemic and continue to face complex challenges in delivering their usual education and safeguarding provisions. To support you, we have summarised and created a safeguarding checklist based on the recent DfE safeguarding guidance. You should use this checklist to ensure you continue to support children and young
A lot of us are spending more time at home at the moment, practicing what is now known as social or physical distancing from others. Like everyone else, you’re probably using the internet much more than you usually do and for longer periods of time. So, you are probably experiencing
At Ineqe Safeguarding Group, we believe in educating, empowering and protecting communities by providing contextual safeguarding information, resources and content. Treating one another with respect and kindness is a simple way for everyone to do just that. This is why we are proud to invite everyone to celebrate 'Random Acts of Kindness Day' on the 17th February
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? Íoslódáil an achmhainn thíos. At Ineqe we believe everyday is a Safer Internet Day. For this year’s Safer Internet Day, we’re giving you some FREE resources to help positively influence your pupils. This lesson is the first of many teaching resources from online bullying to fake news. Our resources
Safeguarding Alert A dangerous new App has come onto our radar, posing risks to children and young people – we’ve chosen not to reveal the App’s name to avoid driving traffic to the platform. Do you receive our Safeguarding Alerts?
Watch Jim's TEDx Talk on 'Online Safety - it is not about the internet' Download and use our free Safeguarding Resource to capitalise on the learning opportunity We’ve been asked about how Jim Gamble’s TEDx talk can be used in safeguarding training so
Are your class winding down in the lead up to Christmas? Need something festive to keep them engaged? We have developed 'The Christmas Resource Pack' - It will have your class fixated while also having some festive fun. The pack includes: A Gaming Buzzwords Wordsearch - This wordsearch includes all of the most popular gaming