We Need to Talk About OnlyFans


At this point, you have probably heard about the subscription platform OnlyFans. You may have seen headlines about it on the news or laughed at it in a viral meme. Its name is often thrown around in popular culture – but what is OnlyFans? And how you can protect the children and young people in

We Need to Talk About OnlyFans2024-04-05T09:43:00+01:00

Safeguarding Alert: Explicit Images Trend on TikTok


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

Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Taking Back Control 


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

Young People and Dating Apps


When we think of dating apps like Tinder or platforms like eHarmony, we think about romantic experiences or funny dating disaster stories our friends have shared. What we don’t normally associate with dating platforms are children and young people.   Dating apps are designed for adults but online dating culture has steadily become normalised as the socially acceptable way to connect with and meet others.  These

Young People and Dating Apps2023-09-28T12:31:34+01:00

New UKCIS Guidance: Sharing Nudes and Semi-Nudes


The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) have updated its non-statutory guidance on Youth Produced Sexual Imagery (YPSI), which is entitled ‘Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people’ and replaces ‘Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people’ (2016).  The guidance has been

New UKCIS Guidance: Sharing Nudes and Semi-Nudes2021-12-10T16:59:20+00:00

How Disappearing Messaging Poses Risks to Children


WhatsApp has now launched its disappearing messages feature and our team of online safety experts are busy testing this function. Sign up to our Safeguarding Hub Newsletter to keep up to date with alerts and changes like this one. WhatsApp has announced that they are releasing a Disappearing Messages function, which will

How Disappearing Messaging Poses Risks to Children2021-12-10T16:59:31+00:00

How to Respond to Sexting – Dawn Hewitson


With over 30 years’ experience in education leadership, Dawn Hewitson is a Designated Safeguarding Lead and teaches Computer Science and Secondary Education at Edge Hill University. She sat down with us to discuss how to respond to sexting and image sharing. “If a child talks to you about

How to Respond to Sexting – Dawn Hewitson2021-12-10T16:58:47+00:00
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