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

Dyslexia in a Digital World: Your Need-to-Know Guide

2023-09-27T10:23:59+01:00

For Dyslexia Awareness Week 2022, we’ve put together a guide on this often-misunderstood learning difficulty. With this year’s theme being 'Breaking Through Barriers', we thought it was important to help bring some visibility to the barriers people with dyslexia face in education. Here is a simple overview of what dyslexia is,

Dyslexia in a Digital World: Your Need-to-Know Guide2023-09-27T10:23:59+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

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes

2023-09-27T09:40:34+01:00

When a viral challenge is reported in the news or on social media, it's often easier to consider the risks than establish the facts. Making the decision to issue guidance or warnings about challenges and hoaxes is often informed by the principle of ‘better safe than sorry’. While safeguarding responses to online harms are vital, the

Responding to online challenges, trends, and hoaxes2023-09-27T09:40:34+01:00

Talking to Young People About Suicide

2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

If a young person in your care has an active suicide plan you should go with them to your nearest A&E for immediate support. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay World Suicide Prevention Day happens every year on September 10th. This year the theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. The theme aims to suggest that all of our

Talking to Young People About Suicide2022-09-08T16:42:09+01:00

The Wait and Worries of Exam Results Day: How to Help Young People Prepare and Process

2023-09-27T09:24:31+01:00

As young people across the U.K. receive their exam results, we’ve created this guide to help you support them before, during and after exam results day. You’ll find advice of things to do and say, as well as learn some of the signs of exam results-related stress

The Wait and Worries of Exam Results Day: How to Help Young People Prepare and Process2023-09-27T09:24:31+01:00

A Guide to Esports – More Than a Game

2023-09-27T09:21:24+01:00

As this year marks the inclusion of esports in the Commonwealth Games, we’ve created this guide to esports to help you understand what they are, why they’re growing in popularity, and if there’s any safeguarding risks to children and young people. We also understand that a topic

A Guide to Esports – More Than a Game2023-09-27T09:21:24+01:00

Virtual Friendships: Why Do Young People Make Friends Online?

2023-09-27T09:14:42+01:00

For this year's International Friendship Day, we look at why young people are making friends online, what the risks are and provide top tips for you to follow to help keep the young people in your life safer with internet-based friendships.   Whether

Virtual Friendships: Why Do Young People Make Friends Online?2023-09-27T09:14:42+01:00

A Beginners Guide to Deepfakes

2022-08-05T10:47:15+01:00

This guide to deepfakes explains not only what deepfakes are, but also outlines the risks they could pose and provides practical, helpful advice on how to help protect the children and young people in your care. We’ve all had that wow moment when something

A Beginners Guide to Deepfakes2022-08-05T10:47:15+01:00

Cyber Security Toolkit for Children

2023-09-26T10:07:18+01:00

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

Understanding FGM

2023-09-26T09:58:43+01:00

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is typically understood as an offline issue. In our line of work, however, we are seeing increasing reports of online sexualised abuse and harassment towards women and girls. To remedy this issue, we need to understand that online risks have offline roots. November 25th marks the International Day for

Understanding FGM2023-09-26T09:58:43+01:00

What is Trolling?

2023-09-27T11:49:51+01:00

Have you ever seen the term “troll” or “trolling” used on social media? If you look at the comment section of any controversial topic, you’ll likely find it. Trolling is typically used to irritate communities, fans of celebrity targets, or people who hold specific beliefs or positions of power. The seemingly anonymous nature of internet

What is Trolling?2023-09-27T11:49:51+01:00

Incels in the Classroom: The Worrying Rise of an Online Subculture

2023-09-27T12:20:48+01:00

Incel stands for involuntary celibate. The incel ideology can be complex, with many different subcultures, but it is generally a group of men who feel they are forced to be celibate due to women denying them sex that they feel is owed to them. Incel stands for involuntary celibate. The incel ideology

Incels in the Classroom: The Worrying Rise of an Online Subculture2023-09-27T12:20:48+01:00

Shining a Light on The Dark Web

2023-09-27T12:28:33+01:00

The phrase ‘dark web’ might bring up all sorts of connotations in your mind, none of which are probably good. For most people, the dark web is a place never ventured to or even given much thought. It’s the other side of the internet, the shadowy depths where criminals and people who are up

Shining a Light on The Dark Web2023-09-27T12:28:33+01:00

PSNI Issue WhatsApp Scam Warning

2021-12-10T16:41:17+00:00

Police in Northern Ireland have issued a warning following a surge of recent reports about a WhatsApp scam targeting victims across the region. This scam involves a scammer pretending to be a child or relative asking their loved ones for money via a WhatsApp message. Superintendent Gerard Pollock, Chair of

PSNI Issue WhatsApp Scam Warning2021-12-10T16:41:17+00:00

Understanding the Age Appropriate Design Code

2023-09-27T13:58:37+01:00

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

The Back-to-School Guide for an Online Generation

2023-09-27T14:18:43+01:00

It’s that time of year again! When summer t-shirts are swapped for school ties, beach shorts replaced by crisp white shirts, and sandals in shoe-racks switch places with shiny new school shoes. Alongside these replacements, there are other transitions happening that may not be so obvious. As school timetables are given out, our home

The Back-to-School Guide for an Online Generation2023-09-27T14:18:43+01:00

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World

2023-09-27T14:35:16+01:00

Receiving exam results is always a stressful time. It’s the culmination of countless hours of hard work and stress on top of navigating education throughout a pandemic. For many, it will be a time of joy and looking forward to the future. However, this won’t be the reality for some pupils around the UK as they receive results that aren't what they hoped for. Dealing with

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World2023-09-27T14:35:16+01:00

Understanding and Responding to Online Challenges

2021-12-10T16:16:43+00:00

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

Understanding and Responding to Online Challenges2021-12-10T16:16:43+00:00

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Taking Back Control 

2023-09-28T10:13:22+01:00

Last Updated: 23rd June, 2021 We have previously raised concerns about the dangers of self-generated sexual imagery created by children and young people. It can be scary and confusing for children and young people, especially if they lose control of any images. Here, we help define this issue and give you some top tips on supporting children and young people by keeping control of images. 

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Taking Back Control 2023-09-28T10:13:22+01:00
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