Guidance for Schools INEQE Safeguarding Group has produced a resource to support your school’s response to online challenges and harmful content. This resource explains why online challenges are popular, providing top tips on how to identify a hoax versus a trend, includes a classroom discussion-based activity and outlines the practical steps you can take in
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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
We've all had that wow moment, when something we thought possible only in the imagination of sci-fi writers suddenly exists at our fingertips! Just when we think we have seen everything technology has to offer, something new comes along. These moments can stop us in our tracks and make us wonder whatever is next.
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’
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
When a viral challenge is reported in the news or on social media, it can be difficult to establish the facts, risks and what you need to do to protect the young people in your care. If you’re a parent or carer who’s seen reports of an online challenge, the first thing to do is
You may have seen recent media reports about the re-emergence of online viral challenges. We monitor these closely to make sure our network has the information they need to protect children and young people online. In the last few weeks, we have seen reports of a reappearance of the Blue Whale Challenge.