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Self-Generated Images: Your Guide to Taking Back Control 

2021-12-10T16:58:58+00:00

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 2021-12-10T16:58:58+00:00

We Need to Talk About OnlyFans

2021-12-10T17:04:30+00:00

At this point, you have probably heard about the subscription app OnlyFans. You may have seen headlines about it on the news, laughed at it in a viral meme, or even listened to Beyonce mention it in her remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s explicit song “Savage”. Its name is often thrown around in popular

We Need to Talk About OnlyFans2021-12-10T17:04:30+00:00

Young People and Dating Apps

2021-12-10T16:59:10+00:00

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 Apps2021-12-10T16:59:10+00:00

New UKCIS Guidance: Sharing Nudes and Semi-Nudes

2021-12-10T16:59:20+00:00

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

2021-12-10T16:59:31+00:00

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

2021-12-10T16:58:47+00:00

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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