online safety training

Does your child really have a social media addiction? The internet – and more specifically, social media platforms in the form of websites, apps, and gaming forums – dominate the lives of young people. While there’s still a large portion of the population who are entirely disconnected from the internet, the vast majority of young…

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You know how important it is to instil a culture of vigilance within your school. However, you’ll also probably be aware of how tricky it can be to find high-quality training that fits around your busy schedule. Not to mention Ofsted’s recent changes to safeguarding, the Prevent duty, new staff starting… We have the solution.…

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online safety blog

  The Telegraph is reporting on the new government consultation that will see schools and colleges having to close loopholes in order to ensure that students are safe from online radicalisation and exploitation. Currently, schools in England only need to ‘consider’ teaching students about online safety and the new consultation seeks to make it so…

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In a press release on 9 October, Sir Michael Wilshire revealed that the proposals for new reforms to the education inspections. Safeguarding has always been incredibly important but Wilshire has stated that ‘our new inspections should place emphasis on safeguarding’. We offer a range of safeguarding courses at the ChildProtectionCompany, including e-safety. To check out…

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Following on from our blog on January 3rd, which outlined some of the key points on cyberbullying, it is interesting to report on new statistics from ChildLine.  The charity’s report – Can I tell you something? shows that the number of children contacting ChildLine about cyberbullying almost doubled in 2012-13 compared with the previous year. During…

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This week is the UK anti-bullying week  coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.  This year the focus is on encouraging children to become leaders in creating a world without bullying and the slogan is ‘The future is ours – safe, fun and connected”.  More information and resources are available on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.

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Recently, the Government announced that it will be consulting internet service providers with regards to blocking online access to inappropriate materials, thereby protecting children and young adults from accessing websites which are considered inappropriate. Talkalk, one of the top 4 ISPs, has now taken action and is offering all 4 million of its current subscribers a…

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Over recent days, we noted the Government’s consultation on how to protect children from inappropriate content on websites and how ISPs could be regulated to make users opt in to such material. However, discussion is now taking place on various sites regarding parental responsibility and where this is bought in to play on the matter. …

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Paul Woodward , a primary school head, has threatened to report parents to social services if they allow his pupils to use Facebook and other networking sites.  He is concerned that youngsters who use the sites risk being exposed to inappropriate material and online grooming. He has warned parents that persistently letting children flout Facebook’s 13-plus age rule could warrant…

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