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

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

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

Deleting Messages – An Online Safety Guide

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

Have you ever sent a message, and immediately wished you could unsend it? Many messaging options on popular platforms are starting to make this wish come true by offering a ‘deleting messages’ feature. Our online safety experts have taken a look at the various options to help parents and

Deleting Messages – An Online Safety Guide2024-04-19T12:43:33+01:00

Has Seesaw been hacked?

2024-04-19T12:43:34+01:00

You may have heard about a recent cyberattack on the popular school platform, Seesaw. While there was misconception over whether this applied only to the United States, we have received reports that schools across the UK have been affected by this attack. What happened?

Has Seesaw been hacked?2024-04-19T12:43:34+01:00

Energy Bills Scam

2024-04-19T12:43:34+01:00

We have recently been alerted to a new scam being circulated across the UK. This phishing scam involves a text message that links you to a fake UK government website to register for the energy bills discount scheme. Our Scam Alert will help you understand what the scam is, how to

Energy Bills Scam2024-04-19T12:43:34+01:00

Scam Alert – The ‘Hi Mum’ WhatsApp Scam

2024-04-19T12:43:35+01:00

We have recently become aware of an increase in a phishing scam, often known as ‘Hi Mum’. The scam involves the impersonation of friends or family members, and can be conducted through text message or an instant messaging service, such as WhatsApp. Our Scam Alert will help you understand what the

Scam Alert – The ‘Hi Mum’ WhatsApp Scam2024-04-19T12:43:35+01:00

Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Online Safety Review – Update

2024-04-19T12:43:35+01:00

A horror game character from ‘Poppy Playtime’ named Huggy Wuggy has been raising concerns amongst parents, police and safeguarding professionals. WARNING: This contains images and details some people may find disturbing. This should not be shared with young children. 

Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Online Safety Review – Update2024-04-19T12:43:35+01:00

Safeguarding Alert – Slender Man

2024-04-19T12:43:36+01:00

We’ve received recent reports of children as young as six discussing an online horror character called ‘Slender Man’. Our online safety experts have taken a deeper look at Slender Man to address any risks or red flags, as well as our top tips for parents, carers, and

Safeguarding Alert – Slender Man2024-04-19T12:43:36+01:00

Poppy Playtime: Online Safety Review

2024-04-19T12:43:36+01:00

Guidance for Parents and Carers WARNING: This contains images and details some people may find disturbing. This should not be shared with young children.  Our online safety experts have been alerted to a video game, being described by some users as an “introduction to

Poppy Playtime: Online Safety Review2024-04-19T12:43:36+01:00

Alert: The Bullying of Teachers

2024-04-19T12:43:37+01:00

INEQE Safeguarding Group have been alerted to a number of incidents concerning the online targeting of teachers and school professionals by students. Pupils have been creating online posts that ridicule, harass, or otherwise bully staff on social media sites, such as TikTok and Instagram.  The nature of these posts includes photographs of

Alert: The Bullying of Teachers2024-04-19T12:43:37+01:00

Safeguarding Update: Squid Game

2024-04-19T12:43:37+01:00

Due to the popularity of Netflix’s most recent viral show, Squid Game, our online safety experts have received several questions about it from concerned parents, carers, and teachers. We decided to release a Safeguarding Update that highlights the main risks and concerns our experts found when researching the show.    What is Squid Game? Squid

Safeguarding Update: Squid Game2024-04-19T12:43:37+01:00

Online Safety ALERT: Gacha Heat

2021-10-06T10:40:06+01:00

Online Safety Alert Our online safety experts have been alerted to the concept of ‘Gacha Heat’ videos using the characters and backgrounds from the popular roleplaying game Gacha Life. These videos contain characters and backgrounds made on Gacha Studio which is part of their suite of apps. The ‘Gacha

Online Safety ALERT: Gacha Heat2021-10-06T10:40:06+01:00

Safeguarding ALERT: Online Trend – Reaction Videos (Reaction to Extreme Explicit Content)

2024-04-19T12:44:21+01:00

This contains sensitive information and should not be shared with anyone below the age of 18 years old.  Safeguarding Alert Our online safety experts have been alerted to a potentially viral TikTok trend. The trend focuses on people recording “reaction videos” while searching for a term that brings them to a specific type of illegal, sexual online content.   From what our experts have discovered, the explicit material

Safeguarding ALERT: Online Trend – Reaction Videos (Reaction to Extreme Explicit Content)2024-04-19T12:44:21+01:00

Online Safety ALERT – Monkey Web

2021-12-10T16:18:40+00:00

Urgent Online Safety Alert Why are you receiving this alert? Our online safety experts have been alerted to an extremely dangerous website and app called ‘Monkey’, which allows users to have video calls with strangers. The platform markets itself as ‘an alternative to Omegle, with a TikTok vibe’. Our online safety

Online Safety ALERT – Monkey Web2021-12-10T16:18:40+00:00

Safeguarding Alert – Viral Rumour

2024-04-19T12:44:22+01:00

Yesterday, Newsweek reported that TikTok users were warning each other that a group of men had been discussing the 24th of April as a national day of carrying out rape and sexual assault. This worrying online trend was reportedly started by a group of up to six men who claimed that all sexual assault was legal on this day, while encouraging their followers to commit these crimes. Several other news outlets have begun

Safeguarding Alert – Viral Rumour2024-04-19T12:44:22+01:00

Plague Doctor Update

2024-04-19T12:44:22+01:00

Our Safeguarding Team have been made aware of several isolated reports of pranksters dressing up as 17th-century ‘plague doctors’ which has scared some children. What is a Plague Doctor? A plague doctor is a historical figure that dates back to the bubonic plague. They wore a black cloak and a crow

Plague Doctor Update2024-04-19T12:44:22+01:00

Your Roundup of Recent Safeguarding Alerts

2024-04-19T12:44:23+01:00

Since the pandemic there has been an increase in the amount of time young people are spending online. Our team of online safeguarding experts have been busier than ever monitoring the emerging trends, risks and threats to children and young people online. As schools make preparations to return to classroom-based learning, it’s now more

Your Roundup of Recent Safeguarding Alerts2024-04-19T12:44:23+01:00

Safeguarding ALERT – Dangerous Chat Rooms

2024-04-19T12:44:23+01:00

We first alerted our networks and the public last year, to dangerous activities happening on Omegle. Following recurring press reports, and concerns from parents and safeguarding professionals, we’re again pushing this alert to our networks. Last year schools across the UK were warned about a well-known chat room. Some schools issued warnings to parents and carers urging

Safeguarding ALERT – Dangerous Chat Rooms2024-04-19T12:44:23+01:00
Go to Top