The Dark Web – Responding to Incidents and Further Considerations
The purpose of this article is to share an introductory explanation about the dark web, helping to demystify it and also to put forward suggestions about responding if a young person is using the platform
14th June 2021
Ofsted Review – Sexual Harassment and Safeguarding Concerns in Schools
Today (June 10th 2021), Ofsted published a review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in light of the recent Everyone’s Invited campaign which encouraged children and young people to report their own experiences with sexual harassment. In response, the Government ordered an urgent review of sexual abuse in schools.
10th June 2021
Revenge Porn Helpline Support Victims of Serial Online Sex Offender
One of the largest cases that the Revenge Porn Helpline has dealt with since the start of their operation has now hit headlines as a serial sex offender is facing years behind bars. Find out more in this latest blog.
8th June 2021
Looking at Safer Internet Day 2021 - Four Months On
Several months on from Safer Internet Day, UK Safer Internet Centre Director at SWGfL - David Wright, takes a look back at the record breaking day and the impact that it had
3rd June 2021
NCSC Release New Cyber Security Game
The National Cyber Security Centre has released a new game to help children and young people learn about cyber security. Cyber Sprinters is a runner game that can be played online and is aimed at children aged between 7 – 11.
1st June 2021
Instagram Will Now Allow Users to ‘Hide’ Likes
Instagram has launched a new feature this week that will give users the option to ‘hide’ likes on other people’s posts as well as their own. This has been launched to try and address some of the wellbeing concerns around social media and aims to give users more freedom around how they manage their profiles.
27th May 2021
Annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Report 2021 Has Been Released
The annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice report which looks into the trends seen throughout the last year around online safety has been released. The report analyses where the strengths and weaknesses lie when it comes to online safety.
25th May 2021
Online Safety Bill - Concerns Over Pornography Age Restrictions
Since the draft Online Safety Bill was published, organisations and individuals have raised concerns over how pornography sites are going to prevent children from accessing their services.
20th May 2021
Report Harmful Content Quarterly Report 2021
Here, we look at the quarterly report from the Report Harmful Content helpline for the start of 2021 with the main trends seen over the reporting period. Find out some of the key statistics including number of reports and visits to the website.
18th May 2021
Checking Out to Check In - Balancing Online and Offline Life During a Global Pandemic
Kathryn Tremlett from Report Harmful Content talks about Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme of nature whilst discussing the importance of balancing online and offline activity.
13th May 2021
Ground-breaking Laws Set to Keep Children Safe Online
The online safety bill is due to publish some new ground-breaking laws to help protect children online as well as tackle other online harms and abuse including racism and online scams. Find out what is set to be included.
12th May 2021
Queen Pledges the UK will “Lead the Way” in Internet Safety
Speaking in Parliament today (Tuesday 11th May) the Queen has said the UK will lead the way in making sure the internet is a safe place for all.
11th May 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week – Advice from POSH Helpline
Carmel Glassbrook from the POSH helpline talks about the importance of looking after ourselves for Mental Health Awareness Week in this latest blog. Find out some things you can do to support your mental health.
10th May 2021
Have You Heard About Report Harmful Content?
We’re calling for your help to answer this questionnaire about the helpline platform Report Harmful Content and to share your experiences of harmful content online.
6th May 2021
Threats to Share Intimate Images Now Made Illegal with New Law
Last week the Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent in Parliament marking a huge step forward in protection for victims of domestic abuse and violence . One of the new provisions makes threats to share intimate images a crime with perpetrators facing prison if found guilty.
4th May 2021
ProjectEVOLVE - Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
We spoke with Liam Hussey from Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy to discuss how they have used ProjectEVOLVE since signing up and how it has been incorporated into their teaching strategy.
29th April 2021