Date Published: 14th May,2021 Among Us is an online multiplayer game with over 300 million monthly active users which has become hugely popular among children and young people. Although the game has been around since 2018, its popularity skyrocketed during the summer of 2020 due to lockdown restrictions and after several famous gaming live streamers played it on their channels. But what is it? How
Date Published: 12th May, 2021 This year, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has themed Mental Health Awareness Week around nature, claiming it is “our great untapped resource for a mentally healthy future.” Check out their suggestions for how to best connect with nature here. The MHF promotes Mental Health Awareness
Since the pandemic there has been an increase in the amount of time young people are spending online. Our team of online safeguarding experts have been busier than ever monitoring the emerging trends, risks and threats to children and young people online. As schools make preparations to return to classroom-based learning, it’s now more
Here at Ineqe Safeguarding Group, everyday is a safer internet day. Our team of online safety experts continuously monitor the emerging trends, risks and threats from the latest platforms children and young people in your care are using. We regularly communicate the latest updates to our growing Safeguarding Hub Newsletter Network. If you’re a parent,
Twitter is the latest social media platform to announce that they are launching a disappearing feature. The new feature called ‘Fleets’ is now available to its 321 million users worldwide after several trials in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea found that Fleets ‘made people talk more on Twitter’. Although Twitter’s user base does
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
The internet is no stranger to harmful or disturbing content. Earlier this week, our safeguarding network was alerted to several young people mentioning ‘Rule 34’ as a potential source of information regarding sex. But what is the so-called Rule 34 and could it be harmful to children and young people? What is Rule 34?
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for safeguarding professionals and parents across the UK. We asked you what your concerns are in relation to keeping young people and children in your care safe online during this time. It is clear young people are spending more and more time online, exposing themselves to higher
Today TikTok bans under 16s from using its private messaging function. This means anyone under 16 will see the function disappear from their app. But will this ban work, and will it help keep children and young people safer on the platform?
Nintendo Switch users are being prompted to secure their accounts following reports of hacking and fraud. The message is being circulated to those who use their Nintendo account to buy games from the platforms online shop. Since its launch over 53 million consoles have been sold worldwide.
In the last two weeks of March, house party downloads increased by almost 1300% in the UK. Its popularity remains as the lockdown continues into the foreseeable future and young people adapt to communicating more online. Users can live-video-chat with up to 8 people while playing games with friends and family in a
Use this resource with the child in your care to teach them all about passwords. The fun colouring sheets and interactive game will provide you with the platform to talk about what passwords are, why they’re important and how we create one. Colour Me In - Passwords Resource for
A lot of us are spending more time at home at the moment, practicing what is now known as social or physical distancing from others. Like everyone else, you’re probably using the internet much more than you usually do and for longer periods of time. So, you are probably experiencing