Are People the Biggest Threat to Your Cyber Security?


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cyber security risks? Computer viruses? Password hacks? Vulnerabilities in tech and websites? Stories like the recent attack on UK schools by cybercrime group Vice Society remind us that the biggest threat to your cyber security is actually people…including you

Are People the Biggest Threat to Your Cyber Security?2022-10-14T10:08:12+01:00

Cyber Security Awareness Month


For Cyber Security Awareness month, we’ve put together some handy resources for you! Check out our buzzwords shareable to help you keep up to date with all the latest cyber security terms and popular phrases. For schools, we have created a cyber security audit, designed to help you understand your

Cyber Security Awareness Month2022-10-18T15:53:48+01:00

Parental Control Apps – Online Safety Review


Children and young people can spend a significant amount of their time using devices and exploring the online world. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this – it’s a place for them to socialise, to play, and to learn. However, with Ofcom reporting that 9 in 10 children in the UK will

Parental Control Apps – Online Safety Review2023-09-27T09:49:07+01:00

Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Thursday the 19th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (also known as GAAD). It’s a day to reflect, discuss and learn about digital access and online inclusion. In a time in which we rely on online spaces and technology more than ever, it’s important that

Global Accessibility Awareness Day2023-09-26T15:34:39+01:00

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected


Passwords are the first line of defence when it comes to protecting your personal information. Think about how many of your details are stored online. Things like your address, date of birth, credit card details, and both work and personal banking information are used for things

Password 101 – Our Top Tips for Staying Password Protected2023-09-26T15:14:43+01:00

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature


While tech companies are constantly releasing new updates and features for mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, one of Apple’s upcoming releases is getting a lot of attention from safeguarding professionals as well as parents and carers.   We’ve taken a look at the ‘Communication Safety in Messages’

“Communication Safety” – Apple’s Latest Feature2023-09-26T15:13:15+01:00

Protecting your Photos on Social Media – A Safer Sharing Guide


Social media is a great place for young people to share photos with each other – showing what they’ve been up to, commemorating special occasions, and sharing special memories. Unfortunately, there have been documented cases of people scouring social media profiles to find photographs of children and young people in school

Protecting your Photos on Social Media – A Safer Sharing Guide2023-09-26T14:57:01+01:00

Data Protection Day


Data Protection Day, also known as Data Privacy Day, is celebrated every year on January 28th. It’s a day to stop, assess, and reflect on how we share and protect our data and personal information, as well as consider how our data is being collected, stored, and

Data Protection Day2022-02-02T11:25:07+00:00

Cyber Security Toolkit for Children


The cyber essential steps to keeping children safe online Do the children in your care understand the importance of strong passwords and cyber security? Do your passwords contain the name of members of your family, pets, sports’ teams, or birthdates? In 2021, an annual evaluation by NordPass reported that they

Cyber Security Toolkit for Children2023-09-26T10:07:18+01:00

Clicking a Link? Stop and think!


Instagram has recently changed its link sharing in Stories feature to allow all users access to add links. Previously, this ability to add links into Stories was limited to those with verified accounts or users with a certain number of followers. It was first introduced in August 2021 as the main link-sharing method, replacing the

Clicking a Link? Stop and think!2023-09-27T12:13:14+01:00

Understanding the Age Appropriate Design Code


What is it? The Age Appropriate Design Code (sometimes referred to as The Children’s Code) is a new code of practice that sets out standards of age-appropriate design for “information society services” that are likely to be accessed by children. In other words, it’s new requirements for any companies that offer services online that are

Understanding the Age Appropriate Design Code2023-09-27T13:58:37+01:00

Worried About Privacy on TikTok? Read this


“We live in a data-driven world. Almost every transaction and interaction you have with most organisations involves you sharing personal data, such as your name, address and birth date. You share data online too, every time you visit a website, search for or buy something, use social media or send an email.” (ICO,

Worried About Privacy on TikTok? Read this2021-12-10T16:54:02+00:00

How to manage your Facebook data


Facebook has launched a new function this week to help users manage the content they have shared on their profile. The new function is described by Facebook as a method “ make it easy for you to curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today.” The ‘manage activity’ function

How to manage your Facebook data2021-12-10T17:08:48+00:00

Password Creator Pack


Use this resource with the child in your care to teach them all about passwords. The fun colouring sheets and interactive game will provide you with the platform to talk about what passwords are, why they’re important and how we create one. Colour Me In - Passwords Resource for

Password Creator Pack2022-05-04T15:45:03+01:00
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