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27th September 2021
Only One Week Left Until Online Safety Day
There's only a few days left to sign up for our biggest online safety event. Find out who is speaking and what topics will be discussed as we breakdown the two hour session in this latest article. There's still time to reserve your place so make sure you book your tickets!
22nd September 2021
Scamming – Spotting and preventing attacks
Scamming is one of the most common online risks being posed to the public. Despite our best efforts to protect ourselves, there are many ways that scammers can target us, exploit our information and leave us feeling exposed. Find out the most common ways to spot a scamming attack and how you can best protect yourself.
17th September 2021
YouTube Updates Privacy Features for Young People
YouTube has updated their privacy features as a way to help better protect children and young people on their platform. These include defaulting settings to under 18s as well as including some wellbeing features.
13th September 2021
Suicide Prevention Day 2021 - Preventing Harmful Content Online
We have joined with SENSO to provide users with some helpful information for Suicide Prevention Day. Take a look at what options are available if you are concerned about harmful content online.
9th September 2021
TikTok Expand Family Pairing Feature with Educational Resources for Parents
Internet Matters have worked with TikTok, as well as young people to expand the 'Family Pairing' feature to include new educational resources for parents. Find out what new information parents can get when using this feature.
8th September 2021
Scotland Releases National Guidance for Child Protection
The Scottish government has released new national guidance for helping to protect children this month. The guidance is there to set guidelines for any professional who works with children and young people whilst setting out clear responsibilities and expectations when it comes to keeping them safe.
6th September 2021
Information Commissioners Office Enforces Children’s Code on Tech Companies
The Information Commissioners Office has officially launched the Children’s Code to ensure that tech companies are doing everything they can to respect children’s data whilst working towards keeping them safe online. Find out what has been put forward in our latest article.
2nd September 2021
FREE Online Safety Day Tickets Now Available
Free tickets are now available for one of our largest events of the year. Hear from some of the leading professionals in the field of online safety and start the new school year with the correct knowledge, tools and resources.
1st September 2021
Book Your Online Safety Training Session
One of the main priorities that schools face is ensuring that staff are prepared to manage their online safety responsibilities for new school year. Find out about our bespoke training sessions and how they can support you and your school.
27th August 2021
Introducing ‘My_GOSH_UK’ – A Resource for University Students
Our helplines have launched a new resource focusing on ‘Good Online Sexual Health’ (or GOSH for short) for university students. Find out when this resource will be launched and what information will be available to help support students with their online sexual health.
24th August 2021
10% of UK Schools Are Using ProjectEVOLVE
As another school year goes past, we looked back on what changes had come about over the last year and how teachers throughout the UK responded to another difficult year in times of COVID. It was clear from 2020 that online safety had become a new priority for the UK and from what we saw throughout 2021, it seemed as though schools continued to spread awareness of this important topic to their students.
19th August 2021
Responding to Digital "Ghost" Stories
Over the last few years we have seen our fair share of ‘digital ghost stories’. There are lessons to be learnt each time and with hindsight we can see how these things have gained traction and how we may have even helped increase it’s virality, unintentionally.
16th August 2021
Discord Security Settings – A Guide for Parents and Carers
Discord is a popular online platform where users can communicate and socialise. Find out what security settings Discord offers as well as what considerations parents and carers need to be aware of if children and young people are using it.
13th August 2021
Google Drive Security Update – What You Need to Know
Google has announced that they will be undergoing a security update on Google Drive on the 13th September 2021 that may result in changes to user files and how they are shared with others online. Find out what you need to know.
10th August 2021
Edtesa Promotes Free Webinar - How to Create A Positive Work Environment
Our subsidiary company Edtesa is putting on its first webinar which brings together our leading online safety experts to talk about the importance of building a positive work environment. Get your free tickets here.
5th August 2021