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


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 Christmas2021-12-10T16:51:38+00:00

Safeguarding Update: Squid Game


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? 

Safeguarding Update: Squid Game2021-12-10T16:06:53+00:00

Let’s Talk About Furries


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 recent years, with the explosive popularity of YouTubers and TikTokers, some members of these communities

Let’s Talk About Furries2021-12-10T16:08:54+00:00

Online Safety ALERT: Gacha Heat


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 Heat’

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

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


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)2021-12-10T17:10:06+00:00

Social Media Platform Updates: Your Guide to the Latest Changes


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 Changes2021-12-10T16:16:05+00:00

What’s Up with WhatsApp


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 with

What’s Up with WhatsApp2021-12-10T16:17:01+00:00

Online Safety ALERT – Monkey Web


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

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

Everyone’s Invited – Ofsted Update


Latest Update 17th June 2021: Ofsted has warned UK schools that they need to act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse is happening to them – even if they haven’t been named on the Everyone’s Invited website. The education watchdog published the results of their rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges on the 10th of June, 2021. review of sexual abuse in schools

Everyone’s Invited – Ofsted Update2021-12-09T15:49:25+00:00

Safeguarding Alert – Viral Rumour


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 to report

Safeguarding Alert – Viral Rumour2021-12-09T15:47:49+00:00
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