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Posts Tagged ‘Sexting’

Online Safety: Sexting and the Dangers of Social Media

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“Once on the internet, always on the internet,” is an ideal warning to keep in mind when it comes to approaching the topic of sexting and social media with children and young adults. Sexting is on the rise and so are the dangers of sexting, so how can we educate our children to protect themselves…

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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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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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CPS Guidance on Social Media – what is an offence?

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new guidance on the range of offences for which social media users could face criminal charges.  Potential offences include “doxxing” – posting personal information about a third party, such as their address or bank details – or creating a derogatory hashtag to encourage harassment. Those found to be encouraging the…

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New NHS guidance on child sexual behaviour

NICE Guidance – Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people published in Sept 2016 provides guidelines covering children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. The guidance has been developed because research indicates that many children and young people charged with criminal offences relating to harmful sexual behaviour had previously been referred to children’s services. But…

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Safeguarding Guidance on responding to Sexting in Schools

A new non-statutory guidance document on how schools and colleges should respond to incidents of sexting, as part of their safeguarding responsibilities, has been published by UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS). The guidance looks at the extent of the issue, the law and the role of the police as well as detailed advice on how schools should…

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