Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Our online safety experts have received reports from our Safer School partners about a peer support app that could be reinforcing harmful behaviour. Vent markets itself towards children and young people as a platform where they can express themselves, “chill out”
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Our online safety experts have received reports from our Safer School partners about an anonymous chat website being used by children and young people. Emerald Chat markets itself as “the new Omegle”, another dangerous platform that encourages users to talk to strangers.
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
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here As summer approaches, now is the time we begin to make plans for family fun, amazing adventures and making memories. Of course, it will also be time to think up ways to combat “Mum, Dad - I’m bored!”. Given the current
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is an AI chatbot? Chatbots are a type of artificial intelligence designed to interact with users in a conversational manner. Unlike Googling a question, an AI Chatbot gives more context to the answer. So, instead of providing a list of links
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here YouTube have begun rolling out a new livestreaming feature called ‘Go Live Together’. This guide to YouTube Go Live Together outlines what the feature is, what the risks are, and some top tips to help the children and young people in your
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
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Warning The following update includes distressing themes, such as suicide and self-harm acts, that may be triggering for some readers. Due to the popularity of online gaming platform Roblox with children and young people under the age of
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here What is the JusTalk app and is it safe for young people? Schools and safeguarding professionals are reporting that children and young people are receiving harmful and inappropriate messages on the JusTalk app. After an investigation by our Online Safety Experts,
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here New research has uncovered the top five platforms young people feel the most unsafe whilst using. The Pupil Safeguarding Review investigated the effectiveness of school safeguarding policy, with an aim of understanding whether pupils feel safe in a variety of settings.
At INEQE Safeguarding Group, we believe that every day should be a safer internet day for children and young people. To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2023, we’ve put together a list of our resources to help you empower and protect those in your care as they engage with the digital world. This year’s theme for
Children and young people across the world use a range of online platforms to communicate and find connection with others. One app is redesigning itself entirely around this idea. Yubo (formerly known as Yellow) now describes itself as a “platform that celebrates the true essence of being young” and encourages “you
WARNING: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. Discretion is advised. We have received reports of a viral post circulating on social media about an alleged self-harm ‘game’ being shared on popular gaming platform Roblox. Known as ‘The Game’, the post claims that
Although you may have made your own new year resolutions (and if you’re like us, they’re probably very similar to last year!), why not consider making some family new year resolutions too? There’s no denying that the way we use tech continues to evolve. 2022 showed us there is no sign
When you gift a device that can access the internet, you’re not just gifting the device itself: you’re giving a portal to the entire online world. And while that includes all the fun bits, like chatting with friends and finding new favourite games, it also comes with a whole host
TikTok has released a new (but familiar!) feature within their app called 'TikTok Now'. Our online safety experts have taken a look to assess what TikTok Now is, the safeguarding concerns that come with it, and the comparisons it has to the popular photo sharing app BeReal.
Recently, friend-finding and social networking apps Wizz and HiPal Walkie Talkie have been topping the charts in their app store categories. Due to their appeal to young people, our experts investigated the apps for potential safeguarding risks, and compiled advice and tips on how to keep the children and young people
What is AirDrop? AirDrop is a feature available on iPhones and Mac computers (iOS 7, iPadOS 13, OS X 10.10, or later required). It lets physically close Mac and iOS devices share files, photos, websites etc. There are no size limits on files. It uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to
We have previously reported on dangerous online platform called Omegle and the risks it poses to children and young people who visit it. Following a recent press release and concerns from parents, carers, and safeguarding professionals, we have decided to release further information and guidance. What is Omegle?
Apple have released the latest updates for their devices, with iOS 16 live since September 12th, 2022. With features added to aid parents and carers in safeguarding their children, such as improvements to safety features and parental controls, our Online Safety Experts have
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
89% of the UK’s internet users know what Snapchat is. It’s one of the most popular social media platforms and is widely used by young people to send ‘disappearing’ pictures, videos, and messages. Parents and carers have been asking the platform for more parental controls for
The way children and young people use social media is changing. Ofcom reported earlier this year that younger generations are posting less on popular platforms like YouTube and Instagram because they are dominated by superficial posts from influencers and celebrities. Children and young people want to engage with
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
To celebrate Disability Pride Month and Disability Awareness Day, we’re looking at how technology can support people with Autism in their day-to-day lives. As technology continues to evolve, we realise it has the potential to be a force for good; a powerful way to empower children