Keeping Children Safe in Education 2024

2024-06-05T16:46:15+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here The latest update to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2024 was released on the GOV.UK website on 24 May 2024. This guidance will come into effect on 1st September 2024. Until then, the previous KCSIE 2023 is

Keeping Children Safe in Education 20242024-06-05T16:46:15+01:00

Safeguarding Alert: Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion

2024-05-02T14:19:20+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here ⚠️ Warning: This article contains information that readers may find distressing. ⚠️ The National Crime Agency has issued a warning in response to a global rise in financially motivated sexual extortion, commonly called ‘sextortion.’ The alert gives advice

Safeguarding Alert: Financially Motivated Sexual Extortion2024-05-02T14:19:20+01:00

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

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023: The Latest Update

2023-06-08T11:18:09+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here The latest update to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 was released on the GOV.UK website on 6th June 2023. This guidance will come into effect on 1st September 2023. Until then, the previous KCSIE 2022 is

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023: The Latest Update2023-06-08T11:18:09+01:00

Let’s Talk About Furries

2023-04-24T11:00:20+01:00

Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here The internet is a constantly changing global forum that is filled with many different types of communities. These communities often allow people to express themselves in a way that frees them from what they consider to be societal 'norms.' In

Let’s Talk About Furries2023-04-24T11:00:20+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

Prevent Duty Update 2022

2022-10-20T15:22:57+01:00

The Department for Education has updated its statutory guidance ‘Prevent duty: an introduction for those with safeguarding responsibilities’, and the corresponding self-assessment tool for schools. The Prevent duty guidance is aimed at those with safeguarding responsibilities in education settings within England. It outlines statutory duties regarding the prevention of extremist ideologies

Prevent Duty Update 20222022-10-20T15:22:57+01:00

Challenging Victim Blaming Language and Behaviours

2022-10-12T16:01:20+01:00

The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) have published guidance for professionals on how to challenge victim blaming language and behaviours when dealing with the online experiences of children and young people. The guidance is aimed at professionals in educational settings working with children and young people, in order to help

Challenging Victim Blaming Language and Behaviours2022-10-12T16:01:20+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

Online Safety Update: Don’t believe in Evil Santa this Christmas

2023-09-27T12:16:41+01:00

A viral post is circulating on social media about a child accidentally stumbling across a video called ‘Evil Santa’ on YouTube Kids. The video allegedly features Santa telling the child to harm themselves and others to get more presents. The post has been shared widely on social media, worrying parents, carers,

Online Safety Update: Don’t believe in Evil Santa this Christmas2023-09-27T12:16:41+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

Social Media Platform Updates: Your Guide to the Latest Changes

2023-09-27T14:34:38+01:00

Recently, many of the popular online platforms that we use every day released plans to improve the experience for users under 18. But will these changes actually improve the online safety for children and young people? Our analysts have reviewed the latest changes announced by Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Google to provide you with

Social Media Platform Updates: Your Guide to the Latest Changes2023-09-27T14:34:38+01:00

What’s Up with WhatsApp

2023-09-27T14:51:46+01:00

With nearly two billion users worldwide, WhatsApp remains one of the most popular social media messaging services after ten years of being on the scene. Though they’ve clearly found a formula for success WhatsApp continue to develop and expand. Our online safety experts have examined the newest features to let you know what’s up

What’s Up with WhatsApp2023-09-27T14:51:46+01:00
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