Celebrating assistive technology
Assistive technology empowers people with disabilities to maintain and improve their confidence, independence, and quality of life.
18th November 2019
What does summer look like on the Revenge Porn Helpline?
In a word: hectic. The team behind the UK's only support service for adult victims of intimate image abuse weren't on the beach, they were busy dealing with their highest caseload to date. Read all about their non-stop summer here.
16th September 2019
Register for the SELMA Hacking hate MOOC!
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate” is now open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.
28th June 2019
Abusive Comments - One of Main causes of Upset for Young People Online
Our second report in a series exploring the relationship between digital technology and young people's wellbeing.
21st June 2018
Does your school have an Online Safety First Aider?
It is as vital for every school and organisation working with children and young people to have an Online Safety Champion as it is to have a First Aider. That’s why we offer everyone who works with children and young people the European Pedagogical ICT (EPICT) Online Safety Qualification.
13th June 2018
FOMO Causes Young People To Spend Too Much Time Online
Our first report in a series exploring the relationship between digital technology and young people’s wellbeing.
22nd March 2018
Education for a Connected World: Self-Image and Identity
In this series we take an in-depth look at the new UKCCIS framework “Education for a Connected World”, discuss the topics in the framework and how the content could be used to shape appropriate and effective engagement.
9th March 2018
Social Media, cyberbullying and society's real challenge
Last week saw Young Minds launch its report looking into the impact the online world is having on young people’s mental health, here Ben Bolton looks at whether the recommendations are likely to have the desired effect.
5th March 2018
Young Minds publishes report on impact of cyber bullying on young people's mental health
Children’s mental health charity YoungMinds, Alex Chalk, MP, and The Children’s Society, publish report into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health.
27th February 2018
Finding the balance - mental wellbeing in the workplace
This World Mental Health Day we reflect on mental health in the workplace and consider how the education sector can support teacher's need for mental wellbeing.
10th October 2017
Helping young people rise above mental health challenges
Following Public Health England’s launch of 'Rise Above for Schools'- the latest initiative aimed at helping young people build resilience. Here Ben Bolton, reflects on his own experience of working in the field with HeadStart.
21st September 2017
New app under development to help teenagers cope with everyday stress and anxiety
MeeTwo is a new ‘peer support’ app which is currently being developed within schools to improve resilience and help teenagers aged 13-18 to cope with everyday stress and anxiety
10th May 2016