Social Media and the Age of Digital Consent

Social Media and the Age of Digital Consent

We've all been bombarded recently by emails seeking our ‘consent’. But what does it mean for young people and will it affect how they use social media?

5 June 2018
Online Safety
Barefoot Goes Wild!

Barefoot Goes Wild!

The Barefoot team are super excited to share our latest campaign with you – let’s take computer science into the great outdoors!

4 June 2018
Education Services
UK Government publishes response to Internet Safety Strategy Greenpaper consultation

UK Government publishes response to Internet Safety Strategy Greenpaper consultation

Yesterday (Sunday 20th May) the UK Government published its response to the results of the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper which looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online.

21 May 2018
Online Safety
Taming Gaming - new book helps parents guide children to video game health

Taming Gaming - new book helps parents guide children to video game health

Newspaper journalist and father of 3, Andy Robertson today launches his new book 'Taming Gaming' - a lighthearted, informative guide to what screen-time, gaming and gadgets are doing to children, for parents who’d rather lock it all in a cupboard.

18 May 2018
Online Safety
Privacy Policy updated by World+Dog, GDPR?

Privacy Policy updated by World+Dog, GDPR?

Coincidence that everyone has decided to update their privacy policy and then 'spam' you about it? Welcome to the world of GDPR compliance; lets discover what’s going on here.

15 May 2018
Education Services
A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode

A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode

Explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it.

15 May 2018
Online Safety
What is your MAT strategy?

What is your MAT strategy?

Are you a part of a Federation, Academy or a Trust? Do you work together towards a common IT strategy? Do you have an IT strategy?

15 May 2018
Schools Internet Service
Barefoot Computing – what’s new?

Barefoot Computing – what’s new?

We have recently delivered our 3,000th free primary Computer Science workshop – have you had yours yet?

14 May 2018
Education Services
Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - What you can do

Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - What you can do

Increasingly the Professionals Online Safety Helpline gets calls from teachers and schools reporting fake social media accounts. But what can you do? What power do you have to do something about it?

10 May 2018
South West Grid
Exploring Online Reputation

Exploring Online Reputation

This latest in our series looking at the new UKCCIS framework for educators “Education for a Connected World”. In this article we discuss online reputation, and explore how it is covered in the framework.

2 May 2018
South West Grid
UKSIC shortlisted for ISPA Award

UKSIC shortlisted for ISPA Award

The UK Safer Internet Centre has been shortlisted for an ISPA 2018 award under the category Best Project or Partnership.

30 April 2018
South West Grid
Survey of Headteachers and Safeguarding Leads

Survey of Headteachers and Safeguarding Leads

The use of mobile devices by children appears to put more young people at risk of online sexual abuse. Marie Collins Foundation and the University of Suffolk want to establish a clear picture of the scale of the issue.

26 April 2018
Online Safety
Professionals Online Safety Helpline update: (Jan - Mar 2018)

Professionals Online Safety Helpline update: (Jan - Mar 2018)

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline provides free support to members of the UK's children's workforce with an online safety concern. This is an insight into the type of cases the helpline has been dealing with over the last 3 months.

25 April 2018
Online Safety
Safer Internet Day 2018 reaches 45% of young people

Safer Internet Day 2018 reaches 45% of young people

The Safer Internet Day 2018 Impact Report has revealed that this year's campaign reached 45% of 8-17 year olds in the UK.

11 April 2018
Online Safety
Education for a Connected World: Online Relationships

Education for a Connected World: Online Relationships

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.

5 April 2018
Online Safety
Does your school own its domain?

Does your school own its domain?

Your IT company has registered a domain for your school, but did they enter the registrant details correctly? Who owns the domain? What happens if you switch companies and you are unable to get control of your domain back?

28 March 2018
Schools Internet Service
Demystifying Tech: Programming 101

Demystifying Tech: Programming 101

Programming used to be for socially awkward bearded people who didn’t have a girlfriend, now it is essential enough that we need to teach it to the next generation. But where to start?

22 March 2018
Education Services
FOMO Causes Young People To Spend Too Much Time Online

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.

22 March 2018
South West Grid
Why Compulsory RSE is so important

Why Compulsory RSE is so important

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we look at proposals to allow parents to withdraw young people from RSE classes and discuss why it's a backward step.

8 March 2018
Education Services
Social Media, cyberbullying and society's real challenge

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.

5 March 2018
Online Safety
Education for a Connected World

Education for a Connected World

Karl Hopwood, independent online safety expert, looks at the new UKCCIS education framework for a Connected World and how it can help young people build resilience, develop critical thinking and become responsible users of technology.

23 February 2018
Online Safety
Parenting in a Digital Age: Youtube (+ 5 Top Tips)

Parenting in a Digital Age: Youtube (+ 5 Top Tips)

Over the past 7 years, statistics show a big decline in traditional TV watching, with a corresponding large increase in on-demand consumption amongst young people. With such a big shift, how do we manage the risks?

21 February 2018
Online Safety
Nominate for the BT Young Pioneer Award 2018

Nominate for the BT Young Pioneer Award 2018

To celebrate young tech pioneers, BT are supporting the Young Pioneer Award which recognises young people who are using tech to help solve a problem. Nominations can include any kind of digital technology that is created by young people to improve the lives of others.

21 February 2018
Education Services
Football clubs help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018

Football clubs help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018

How more than 50 football clubs from across the country got involved to help make this year's event the biggest yet.

13 February 2018
Online Safety
Raising the Game: Government launches new Education Framework for a Connected World

Raising the Game: Government launches new Education Framework for a Connected World

With the recent publication of the new UKCCIS framework for Education in a Connected World, Ken Corish discusses why it's so important for teachers, carers and parents across the country.

9 February 2018
Online Safety
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