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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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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Safeguarding in Education training

Having an up-to-date child protection training certificate is not only necessary to ensure that your knowledge of policies and procedures is accurate, but it is a requirement in order for your school to get top marks in its next Ofsted, Estyn, or ISI inspection. As a member of school staff, you will already have some…

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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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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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Social media companies may soon install police icons on their websites and apps, which users will be able to click if they feel threatened. Children’s e-safety is becoming a fast-growing problem, with the number of young people experiencing cyberbullying increasing by 88 per cent in the past five years. This new feature will take a…

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As part of our package of training courses for schools and the education sector, we offer a course specifically written for parents.  As e-safety is the responsibility of the whole school community  it is important that parents and carers are knowledgeable so that they can continue the e-safety messages at home.  Parents often feel that their children…

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‘Alright Charlie’ is a school safeguarding resource which aims to highlight the warning signs of grooming in an age appropriate way.  It includes teachers’ guidance, a children’s workbook and a video seen through the eyes of Charlie who is being groomed by Danny. The resource was designed in consultation with CSE professionals, primary schools teachers and children in years…

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Further education providers, along with schools, have had a legal duty to implement ‘Prevent’ and reduce the risks of radicalisation and extremism for learners since Sept 2015.  Ofsted have inspected a sample of further education providers to see how well the ‘Prevent ‘ duty has been implemented, during the first academic year since it was made a…

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Social media is a great way to connect and communicate with people.  However, to many it can pose a veritable minefield of security settings, fears about privacy and online etiquette. Some schools confidently embrace the use of social media, with many setting up their own Twitter accounts or Facebook pages in order to keep parents up to…

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