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Digital Safeguarding in 60

International Day of Friendship, Safer Sharenting and Algorithms.

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Learn how to stay safer on Facebook’s new ‘Messenger Rooms’

What Facebook’s new group video call feature is and how can you stay safer while using it.

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Recent Blog Posts

Videos

Learn about emerging and recurring threats through our popular videos.

5 ways young people can use technology to learn a language – Whether they’re studying for exams or excited about a trip next year, here are some fun ways to learn a language.

New Guidelines on Loot Boxes

Information on the new guidance on Loot Boxes to help keep the gamers in your care safer.

5 YouTube Channels for Home Study

Keep the children in your care entertained and engaged with our recommended Youtube channels.

Coronavirus: Explained using images and Makaton

Watch Holly Rankin, our Special Educational Needs Advisor, explain Coronavirus using Makaton.

What is Coronavirus? An Explainer for Children.

Watch a short animation to tackle misinformation and help children understand Coronavirus.

Pasfhocail – Passwords (Irish Language) – Irish Language enthusiasts, check out our informative animation about the importance of passwords as Gaeilge. (English Subtitles included)

Viral Challenge Alert: ‘Outlet Challenge’ – Here’s Susie to warn you about the ‘outlet challenge’ on TikTok, where TikTokers are sliding a coin into a partially plugged in charger!

Gifting on TikTok – Parents and Carers do you understand how gifting can be used to coerce and exploit young people on TikTok? Here’s what you need to know

Parents & Carers: Support a child to overcome bullying – Support a child in your care who is being bullied.

Supporting a child to overcome bullying at school – Teachers here’s what you need to know about tackling bullying at your school.

How to be Safer on TikTok – Learn more about how to use TikTok’s digital wellbeing features.

Instagram announces new features to combat online bullying Including managing negative comments, bulk deleting comments and more.

⚠️Safeguarding Alert ⚠️ Omegle: Talk to Strangers! Platform – This dangerous online chat platform has risen in popularity recently. This is what you need to know.

Printables & Resources

Safeguarding resources for you and the children and young people in your care of all ages.

Scheduler for Lower Primary

Download this flexible visual daily schedule for reliable family routines.

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Scheduler for Upper Primary

Download this flexible daily schedule for reliable family routines.

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Important Contacts List

For anyone self-isolating, use this template to keep your contacts’ details close.

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An Adult Offering to help

Make a positive difference in your community & offer support to vulnerable or isolated people.

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Family Home Safe Pack

Establish flexible and structured boundaries for children regarding their use of electronic devices.

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Be a Cyber Hero

Help young people in your care become Cyberheroes against villainous online bullies.

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Should You Stream It?

Guide the young people in your care to become safer streamers with this traffic light system.

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Your Guide to Kik

This printable tells you everything you need to know about the dangerous platform Kik.

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Safety Cards

Your one-page guide on how to stay safe on the most popular platforms.

Safety Card: TikTok

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Safety Card: Snapchat

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Safety Card: Instagram

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Safety Card: YouTube

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Safety Card: WhatsApp

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Safety Card: Facebook

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Safety Card: Twitch

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Safety Card: Houseparty

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Safety Card: Discord

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Safety Card: Reddit

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Safeguarding Insights

Should Paedophiles be ‘prescribed’ Child Sex Dolls?

Kill the e-safety policy: How to protect children online

Criminal Justice vs Safeguarding Outcomes

Looking at Technology in a Different Way

Safeguarding in 60

Loot box warnings, TikTok bans private messaging and more on the popular platform, Houseparty.

Urgent alert for Nintendo Switch users, update to DfE safeguarding guidance and advice on video conferencing platforms.

Online Safety Resources, Messenger Kids App and the Fake News Infodemic.

Instagram comment management, dangerous chat platforms and the DENI Safer Schools App.

Messenger Rooms, Foster Care Fortnight and our free Gratitude Journal.

Pride month resources, exploring the signs of bullying and get the most from your Safer Schools app with our new series of webinars.

What you need to know about Fortnite, advice on having supportive conversations and a guide to social media stories.

Safer Smart Speakers, KCSIE 2020, a rise in fostering and the Digital Safeguarding Survey results.

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