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Parents and e-safety

Children and young people spend a lot of time online.  For many parents, this can be quite a concern.  Often, parents feel they know less about the online world than their children and can feel daunted by having conversations with them about online safety. Most people are aware of – and probably use themselves – the main social networking…

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e-Safety survey

Recent research for the Vodafone Ireland Foundation found some interesting data from their survey of 4-11 year olds, who they questioned about the internet: Many children struggle to tell the difference between “offline” and “online” friends, with almost a quarter saying they would like to meet their online friends. More than half believe it’s alright to look…

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Cyberbullying – who should take responsibility?

An interesting article in the Daily Record discusses cyberbullying and the fact that the perpetrators are someone’s children. The articles author Joan McFadden states: None of us want to believe that our teenagers could be so poisonous or so vicious but someone’s doing it. We’re all acutely aware of cyber bullying yet most of us sincerely believe…

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Toddlers using technology

An article by BBC health reporter, Philippa Roxby, looks at how toddlers are interacting with and being influenced by technology; from the educational potential of touch screens to the claim that ‘children born today will have spent a full year glued to screens by the time they reach the age of seven.’ The article also discusses research which has found…

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e-Safety – protecting children through training

Education is widely given as the most important element of e-Safety and this message has recently been reinforced by Peter Davies, the chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection, in an interview published at Public Service.co.uk Davies is quoted as saying  that education is vital to keep children safe on-line. “It essential that every…

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E-Safety Conference – a great success

The e-Safety Conference hosted by the ChildProtectionCompany.com, last month, has received some great feedback from delegates. The conference theme was Ofsted and e-Safety in schools, with most of the attendees being teachers or ICT leads in schools. Comments from delegates on how the day would help them improve their role included: In supporting other teachers and involvement of students Helped me…

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Child Protection – Top Ten Child Protection questions for Head Teachers

If you work in a school or education setting how can you be sure that all the necessary child protection requirements are being fulfilled? Assured Safeguarding “ Ensuring that leaders know that children are being kept safe”, is a booklet produced  for leaders in schools and early years settings. Produced by safeguarding leads and the…

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