Safeguarding Children from Fake News

fake news in schools

There can be no doubt that the amount of fake news, the language of propaganda, the selective use of statistics and what can only be called actual lies, are a problem for education professionals. Every part of the education chain is facing the same core issue: ensuring that learners are equipped to critically evaluate the…

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The Importance of Your Online Reputation

keeping children safe online

Before you click to post on social media, do you really think about exactly what your posts and updates could be saying about you? Have you thought about the fact that today’s ‘funny’ tweet or the photos of tonight’s party on Facebook could actually prove to be tomorrow’s nightmare? Maybe it’s time to really think…

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Protecting Under 5’s from Online Harm

keeping under 5s safe online

We all want to encourage our children to keep safe on the internet, but it’s much more difficult to communicate the dangers of the online world to toddlers and young children who are not old enough to fully understand. At this age, many of the strategies for keeping children safe online that are discussed in…

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Safer Internet Day 2018

safer internet day 2018

You’ve probably already seen the news on social media…today is Safer Internet Day 2018! You can spread the word by using the hashtag #SID2018 on all your social media posts today, and join in the global conversation to help inspire a safer internet. Safer Internet Day is a global celebration coordinated by the UK Safer…

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Update to our e-Safety Training course!

You might have noticed that in the past month we’ve had a bit of a makeover here at the Child Protection Company! Our website redesign isn’t the only update we’ve made, however – last month, we updated our e-Safety Training course to include lots of new information too. Online safety is an essential safeguarding topic…

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3 Important Online Safety Tips for Parents and Professionals

Over the past 10 years, the internet has developed to such an extent that some parents and carers feel their knowledge of how to make laptops, smartphones, tablets and even games consoles safe for their children is just not good enough anymore. If you feel this way, we don’t blame you. Apps get updated on…

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Schools to teach pupils about sexting and porn in new SRE curriculum

The news that sex and relationships education (SRE) will soon become a compulsory teaching requirement for all UK schools has been welcomed by the majority of teaching staff and parents. The updated sex and relationships education curriculum is set to include topics such as online safety, sexting and consent. The issues surrounding pornography will also…

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Data Protection Day – How safe is the information we share online?

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th January) is Data Protection Day, an internationally-recognised annual event aimed at raising awareness of data protection and promoting online privacy, particularly on social media. Data protection is an important issue for everyone, but with one third of internet users being under the age of 18 the focus of many recent studies has…

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Are you influencing your child’s digital identity?

As a parent have you ever stopped to think about what influence you may be having by posting pictures of your children on social media?  We are becoming more aware of educating our children to think about what they are posting about themselves online, but as parents have we thought about the effect of our…

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Sexting – most reports involve under 16’s

South Yorkshire police have reported that of the 408 cases of sexting they have received in the past year, more than half involved children under 16 years of age. This has highlighted the need for more e-safety education in schools to help raise awareness of the social, moral and legal issues around producing and sharing nude…

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