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Children’s author Stuart Spendlow on e-safety and PENGUINPIG

stuart spendlow PENGUINPIG

We met with children’s author, Stuart Spendlow, to discuss the frustration of good reading material for young children on Internet safety. Here, he shares his thoughts on the issue and explains his reasons behind the highly acclaimed PENGUINPIG.   Online safety is a tough one. An area that can often seem greyer than anything written…

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Ofsted and Safeguarding 2015 – Part Two

safeguarding blog part two

In the second part of our short series on Ofsted and safeguarding, we look at what the adults working in schools need to know.  Don’t worry if your missed Part 1, as you can access it here. What do adults working in a school or education setting need to know about safeguarding? Safeguarding policies should…

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Griefing

What is griefing

What is ‘griefing’? Whilst researching Anti Bullying Week, I came across the word ‘griefing’. Not being a term I was at all familiar with, I decided to dig a little deeper… It turns out that ‘griefing’ is a type of bullying that can occur in multiplayer games of Minecraft. Basically, it is where someone destroys…

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Cyberbullying

what is cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying? Also known as ‘online bullying’, cyberbullying is the use of online or digital technology to bully, harass or intimidate others. Cyberbullying isn’t just about sending nasty messages. It can also include the setting up of groups on social media to intimidate or isolate individuals, trolling, posting photographs or personal information about people…

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Engaging parents with e-safety

engage parents e safety

Have you considered how you can help engage parents with e-safety? With the majority of online access going on at home, it’s really important that parents as well as teachers are able to promote the safe use of the internet. Traditionally, schools have often run an after-school session where an external trainer discusses e-safety issues. …

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Preventing extremism- your NEW legal duty

New legislation for schools From 1st July 2015, schools have been required to prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. Staff   must know how to identify children who are at risk of radicalisation and what to do if children are identified. Have you got your training? Our NEW online Safeguarding in Education Course has…

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e-Safety and Social Media

e-Safety and Social Media

Ofsted and Online Safety Since September 2012, Ofsted have been inspecting online safety when reviewing a school’s safeguarding provision.  With the introduction of the new Common Inspection Framework (CIF) in September 2015, the onus is on creating a ‘culture of vigilance’ in schools and obviously, this still includes keeping children safe online. Changes in Terminology Documentation now…

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e-Safety and Parents

Are you aware of the potential risks your children could encounter online?  If not, you may find our online e-Safety for Parents course useful… The course gives an introduction to e-safety and raises awareness of: The risks to children The Internet predator Inappropriate and illegal images/content Cyberbullying Sexting Identity theft Steps parents can take to protect their…

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Congratulations to Wickham Common Primary School

Congratulations to Wickham Common Primary School who were the lucky winner of our Prize Draw to win up to £5000 worth of e-safety training. Headteacher Mrs Shelia Taplin said “We are delighted to be the winners of this generous prize and are looking forward to receiving our training which will enable us to give our…

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