Professionals Online Safety Helpline - Quarterly Report
The POSH helpline has released its quarterly report for the start of the year from January to March. Carmel Glassbrook (helpline practitioner) breaks down the key findings around professional’s online safety.
16th April 2021
Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
As Disney+ adds more mature content to the streaming site with Disney+ Star, this article looks at the privacy settings and parental controls available.
8th April 2021
360 Degree Safe Case Study – Empowering a School Community
St Bartholomew’s First School in Crewkerne has been using 360 degree safe to develop their online safety knowledge across the whole school community. Find out how it has helped them in this latest article.
15th March 2021
TikTok Promotes Positivity With New Comment Features
TikTok has incorporated two new features to promote respect and kindness on the app. Creators can now filter their comments for review and users are prompted to reconsider their words if they are drawn to post harmful material.
12th March 2021
What the 'Zara McDermott Revenge Porn' Documentary Didn't Say
With lots of talk around the Zara McDermott revenge porn documentary, there are also some crucial points around intimate image abuse for education to be aware of.
10th March 2021
Childnet Film Competition 2021 Entries Now Open
Our partners at Childnet have opened up their annual Film Competition entries again for the twelfth year running. This competition allows young enthusiastic filmmakers to get creative and show off their skills in creating short videos or storyboards around a certain online safety topic.
5th March 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill Soon to Outlaw Threats to Share Intimate Images
The Domestic Abuse Bill has taken some big steps forward in protecting victims of intimate image abuse. Threats to share intimate images will soon be criminalised, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail if they threaten to post private content.
1st March 2021
SWGfL and Internet Matters Launch Campaign to Address Impact of Remote Learning on Young People
We have joined forces with Internet Matters to launch a campaign that addresses the impact of remote learning throughout the lockdown period. Our Instagram campaign will look at the coping strategies of young people in how they have managed their various stresses throughout remote learning.
22nd February 2021
Safer Internet Day – Liverpool FC Live Stream Reaches Over 6000 Attendees
For this year’s Safer Internet Day, we joined forces with Liverpool FC to stream a live event via the UK Safer Internet Centre Youtube channel to talk about reliability online. Find out what happened in this latest article.
15th February 2021
Snapchat’s New Safety Resources Launch In The UK
In the run up to Safer Internet Day, Snapchat released brand new safety resources including Safety Snapshot and the Parent Guide. Read our latest article to find out more.
11th February 2021
Top 5 Tips To Report Harmful Content
Coming across harmful content or being the target of it, can trigger a stress response, clouding our minds and make it difficult to explain, and prove what has happened. For that reason, we’ve decided to provide Report Harmful Content's top 5 tips for reporting harmful content.
5th February 2021
How Report Harmful Content Can Help This Safer Internet Day
In the run up to Safer Internet Day, the Report Harmful Content service outline how their platform operates and how they are helping to protect 13+ year olds online.
4th February 2021
How Can Schools Support Parents With Remote Learning?
Carmel from the POSH helpline breaks down some guidance for schools to support parents with remote learning.
2nd February 2021
UK Safer Internet Centre - Safer Internet Day Events Schedule
To make sure you know where to be this Safer Internet Day, this article details the schedule of events that outlines what event is happening, where it’s taking place and at what time. Join us on the 9th of February
1st February 2021
Safer Internet Day Q & A Event With The POSH Helpline
This Safer Internet Day, the POSH Helpline are running a Q & A event to answer your questions about online safety. Put forward your question here and find out more about our topic for this year's theme.
28th January 2021
Ways Schools Can Celebrate Safer Internet Day Remotely
As a result of remote learning, the UK Safer Internet Centre has put together guidance on how schools can still celebrate Safer Internet Day with overviews of the exciting resources available so that everyone can join in.
22nd January 2021