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Instagram’s Latest Updates

2022-06-24T16:41:58+01:00

As we get closer to summer holidays, many platforms have begun to release more features and updates that claim to help parents and carers protect younger users. Instagram is the most recent to do this, with many features building on its promise to improve the impact the platform has after significant

Instagram’s Latest Updates2022-06-24T16:41:58+01:00

Online Abuse and Inappropriate Content

2022-06-24T16:41:53+01:00

According to the latest Online Nation report by Ofcom, only 14% of young people (13-17 years old) are reporting and flagging potentially harmful content or behaviour they see online. This article investigates why our children and young people aren’t reporting online abuse and inappropriate content and why we should all

Online Abuse and Inappropriate Content2022-06-24T16:41:53+01:00

A Guide to Horizon Worlds

2022-06-23T09:21:35+01:00

It has never been more important to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the digital world. As headlines about virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse become more commonplace, one platform is beginning to rise in global prominence. Meta have recently released their virtual ‘social experience’ Horizon Worlds

A Guide to Horizon Worlds2022-06-23T09:21:35+01:00

State of the Nation – Understanding and supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+

2022-06-20T09:22:12+01:00

It's Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. It is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations which many young people who are exploring their sexuality or who identify as LGBTQ+ find themselves in. In 2021,

State of the Nation – Understanding and supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+2022-06-20T09:22:12+01:00

ABCs of Live Video Conferencing for Education and Engagement

2022-01-06T14:49:55+00:00

As schools across the UK are warned to expect further disruptions due to staff shortages and pupil absences, many teachers, parents, and school staff will be preparing contingency plans for home learning.   To support you, we have updated our in-depth guidance and safety checklist on the safer use of platforms such as Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and GoToWebinar.   The guidance for

ABCs of Live Video Conferencing for Education and Engagement2022-01-06T14:49:55+00:00

National Guidance for Child Protection for Scotland 2021

2021-12-10T16:11:59+00:00

What is it? The Scottish Government recently released the new National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, the first update since the previous guidance in 2014. The non-statutory guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for how safeguarding professionals and agencies should work together with parents, families, and communities to prevent

National Guidance for Child Protection for Scotland 20212021-12-10T16:11:59+00:00

Talking to Young People About Suicide

2021-12-10T16:14:29+00:00

If a young person in your care has an active suicide plan you should present with them to your nearest A&E for immediate support. According to Papyrus, 1 in 4 young people will experience thoughts of suicide at some point. While this is prevalent in vulnerable young people, it’s important to remember that thoughts of

Talking to Young People About Suicide2021-12-10T16:14:29+00:00

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World

2021-12-10T16:16:26+00:00

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 disappointing exam results comes

Exam Results: Dealing with Disappointment in the Digital World2021-12-10T16:16:26+00:00

The State of the Nation – ‘Understanding the Experience of LGBTQ+ Young People’

2022-06-20T11:37:20+01:00

Published: 24th June, 2021 It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the

The State of the Nation – ‘Understanding the Experience of LGBTQ+ Young People’2022-06-20T11:37:20+01:00

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
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